January 2014

edX Makes Access Anywhere a Priority

It turns out that some countries that the U.S. State Department has on their embargo list (Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba) may not get the touted benefited of MOOCs, namely anyone with any internet connection can learn.

edX, with support from Harvard and MIT, has been leading the charge to ensure that expanding access is more than a marketing slogan. To wit...

Ivory Tower Takes on the Ivory Tower

A scene from ‘Ivory Tower’ Sundance

Director Andrew Rossi started his moviemaking journey at Harvard. Literally embedding himself inside of CS50, "Intro to Computer Science," his film began one way---a deep dive into innovative teaching---and with the "disruption"/MOOC moment happening mid-shoot (with Harvard playing a key role)---evolved into something slightly different.

Heroic Praise for HeroesX (Version 2)

Students from CB22x, "The Ancient Greek Hero" (version 2) share their journeys:
I am so happy I embarked on this journey...