The Prediction Project: A Lecture by Alyssa A. Goodman

Alyssa Goodman

Can we predict the future? PredictionX, taught by Alyssa A. Goodman, the Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy, looks at the history of attempts — from omens and oracles in ancient civilizations to modern computer simulations. Join Goodman on October 5 to hear the history of how humanity has predicted its own future and to view demonstrations of “predictive systems.” For more information on this free talk, visit the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Glenn Mangurian: Lifelong Learning with HarvardX

Glenn Mangurian

“It’s 2016 and even you can join the ranks of millions of other adults through distance learning. All it takes is a device that connects to the internet and some curiosity.”

Why let students have all the learning fun? Lifelong learner Glenn Mangurian expands his horizons with online courses like Harvardx’s Justice, taught by Professor Michael Sandel. Read more.

ChinaX Book Club: A Conversation with Professor David Wang and Professor Peter Bol

ChinaX Book Club course image

Over the past several months, the ChinaX team has been collaborating with Professor of Chinese Literature David Wang, Ph.D. candidates in Chinese Literature Kyle Shernuk and Dylan Suher, along with leading Chinese novelists Yu Hua, Mo Yan, Yan Lianke, Ha Jin, and Wang Anyi to create the ChinaX Book Club.

HarvardX: Creating Learning Communities

Tim Banks edX blog

HarvardX courses connect learners to more than world-class content; they also create lively learning communities. Tim Banks, participant in HarvardX’s The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, explains: “I’ve made good friends through this course, to the point that we regularly catch up via Google Hangouts for discussions about the ancient world. We’re even talking of a study tour to Greece next year!” Read more at the edX blog