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This post originally ran on MIT News. New report, based on four years of data from edX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date. The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Harvard University. In 2012, MIT and Harvard University launched open online courses on edX, a non-profit learning platform co-founded by the two institutions. Four years later,...
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This post originally appeared on the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning blog. I have always been intrigued by the idea of adapting the edX platform for more direct use in classrooms. Advanced Placement® high school courses provide an intriguing ecosystem for such development: educational technology market around K-12 instruction is currently quite active, Advanced Placement® high school courses often have...
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In a recently released white paper, Everywhere and Anytime, Here and Now: Digital and Residential Education at Harvard, Provost Alan M. Garber reflects upon the rise of MOOCs – “heralded as a disruptive change, garnering praise and provoking anxiety” – and discusses how Harvard University is pursuing its learning and research mission in their wake. His discussion is centered around the genesis and impact of HarvardX,...
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Guest Post: Daniel Seaton, Cody Coleman, Jon Daries, Isaac Chuang Since the inception of MITx, discussion forums have provided subtle clues that teachers are enrolling in MOOCs. One of the first clues involved the inaugural run of 8.MReV: Mechanics ReView, whose course staff discovered a number of high school teachers eager to work through material while assisting motivated students in discussion forums. The 8.MReV staff...
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Torino, Italy | Age 26 I joined edX two years ago while I was finishing my Master’s Degree in Italy. My studies had a strong interdisciplinary character, so I ended up not feeling like an expert in anything particular. Because of this, I took my first edX course. HarvardX Human Health and Global Environmental Change gave me both inspiration and a direction. A few weeks later I...
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