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Paul Reiners: Furthering His Education with HarvardX

Paul Reiners

My edX story started back in 1979. It was my senior year of high school. I took the ACT and scored 36 in Math and 35 Composite. However, for complicated reasons, I underperformed at school and didn’t apply to any good colleges, much less any excellent colleges. I’ve always regretted the fact that I did not go to the best college I could have. Fast-forward to 2012: MIT and Harvard start offering courses through MITx and HarvardX. Continue reading at the edX blog...

A course that keeps teaching

Four teachers at a table with computers and worksheets

Data Wise, a new HarvardX course, is transforming classroom dynamics and building “collaborative inquiry” between teachers — both in and beyond the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Read more

The extraordinary world of the cell

Eukaryotic cell with its organelles

Each human being is made up of 5 trillion to 10 trillion cells, and each cell is “a small universe” with its own tremendous complexity, Harvard Professor Robert A. Lue told his audience at the Ed Portal, drawing from his upcoming HarvardX course Cell Biology: Mitochondria. This course takes a human-centered approach to the fundamentals of cell biology with a focus on the power plants of the cell - mitochondria. As Lue notes, “There’s a lot that goes on inside cells that is truly remarkable, and that has tremendous relevance for us and our own health." Read more