MOOCs Meet Libraries

Books? Yes, we love them---even in online learning land.

MOOCs and Libraries by Kyle Courtney will be released this week.

Kyle Courtney is copyright advisor and program manager within Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication and serves as the HarvardX copyright guru (along with Brad  Edmondson, HarvardX's in-house copyright assistant.)

What's NEXT for Research

Congrats to edX consortium member Davidson College on launching Davidson Next: an initiative that aims to supplement Advanced Placement (AP) instruction with online modules designed for in-class, blended instruction. 

And ... Harvard/HarvardX will be involved through a collaborative research effort to test the impact of the online learning modules. John Hansen, a Doctoral Student at Harvard Graduate School of Education working with Andrew Ho, HarvardX research chair, will serve as the lead investigator.

Former HXer Takes the Bate(s)

Bates President Clayton Spencer announced today that Katie L. Vale, director of digital learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will become vice president for information and library services and librarian at Bates effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Vale played a key role in the planning and launching of the Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching and HarvardX, and served on numerous committees focused on the work of the libraries, including the planning group that led a major reorganization and new strategic direction for the Harvard Library.