History

2012-2013: Year 1

  • edX founded 
  • HarvardX launched
  • HX Faculty Committee convened
  • Speculative plans developed
  • Ad-hoc organization of mostly borrowed resources
  • No dedicated work space or studios
  • No defined capacity or programmatic support mechanisms

2013-2014: Year 2

  • Transitional year of hiring dedicated staff
  • Putting initial research capacity in place
  • HarvardX Research Committee began
  • Moved into 125 Mt. Auburn, 4th floor 
  • Defined baseline capacity, organization and funding levels
  • Formalized pipeline and support structures

2014-2015: Year 3

  • Filling out organization and stabilizing operations
  • Identifying strategies for next two years

2015-2016: Year 4

  • edX Certificates: Offering identity-verified certificates across the widest range of liberal arts and sciences courses online
  • HarvardXPLUS: Offering fee-based, limited enrollment courses for deeper assessment and engagement
  • Providing institutional licensing of individual courses and collections of HarvardX courses
  • Optimizing free use of HarvardX content within degree programs and creating new, tuition-based, non-degree courses