Building a learning community with OpenEdX


Elastico ( is a young training company focused on the organization and implementation of IT and Project Management courses. Our approach is mainly based on three pillars: quality, openness and collaboration and we try to put them in every project and course which we deliver. In this context, we thought to support the traditional face-to-face classes with a web platform which could encourage users participation and engagement and finally we chose OpenEdX. OpenEdX is an open source, Django-based (mostly), extendable learning platform designed by the M.I.T. and the Hardvard University, that companies, institutions or educators can host and offer their own classes through. The platform has been deployed thanks to Abstract (, official Open edX service provider, that is supporting Elastico in this innovative path. In this talk we present through the Elastico’s case study the OpenEdX architecture, its features and strong points.