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.
Coming this September: HarvardXPLUS, new higher-touch versions of select HarvardX online courses that offer expanded content, more engagement with faculty and peers, and access to the HarvardXPLUS credential. Read more.
How can online learning data inform the development of better online and on-campus courses? Five HarvardX Project Leads, who direct the process of course development, recently shared their insights with VPAL Research Faculty Director Dustin Tingley. Read more about Transforming Learning Through Research
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.
Professor Glenn Cohen, whose course Bioethics and the Law of Reproductive Technology and Genetics starts on September 6, will be at the Harvard Ed Portal as part of the Faculty Speaker Series. Join Cohen on September 13 to discuss the legal, medical, and ethical questions that arise in the field of bioethics. RSVP online for the free talk through Eventbrite.