How to get involved with HarvardX...
- If you are interested in producing a full HarvardX course or module:
HarvardX has launched a new proposal process for full-time faculty who wish to become involved with HarvardX. The process begins with a short letter of interest. Letters of interest are reviewed on a quarterly basis--the next deadline for submission is September 15, 2014. If the proposed project fits within the stated goals of HarvardX, the faculty member will then work with the HX team to develop a course or module proposal and understand the work required before submitting a complete proposal to the HarvardX Faculty Committee. You can access the letter of interest form here.
- If you are interested in spending a half day engaged in hands-on experimentation:
The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning will run a small pilot program this summer called the Faculty Academy: A monthly intensive workshop to provide faculty with hands-on experimentation and expert guidance in emerging pedagogies and tools for use on-campus and online. [Registration for the summer pilot is now closed. The pilot will be evaluated in late August to determine if the program should be continued.]
- If you want to do research:
In collaboration with HILT, HarvardX Research Co-chairs Dan Levy and Andrew Ho are developing guidelines about more ways for faculty to engage with data and research studies. Their priorities for 2014-2015 can be found here. In collaboration with MITx, the HarvardX research team recently released de-identified aggregated learning data relating to an initial study of online learning based upon each institution’s first year courses on the edX platform. The dataset and supporting information is available here.
Sam Moulton of HILT has prepared a summary of how psychological science can inform university-level learning and major open research questions. Download here.