Adapted from a press release from the MIT News Office by David L. Chandler.
It’s been two years since a New York Times article declared the “year of the MOOC” — short for “massive open online courses.” Now, for the first time, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses — and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with. Read more about Study Suggests an Online-only Class May Be as Effective as the On-campus Equivalent
HarvardX for Allston is a new educational initiative which brings HarvardX content and edX courses to the Allston-Brighton community and general public by offering programs that integrate the latest in virtual education technologies with opportunities for in-person interactions and discussion. Read more about HarvardX for Allston Launches Fall Programs
Two more excellent members of our team, Hogan Seidel and Fred Ata, have joined HarvardX as full-time video editors with HarvardX.
Additionally, HarvardX will welcome four new faces to the HarvardX video editor team: Amanda Justice, Jared Voss, Chris Engles, and Walter Blazewicz. Amanda, Jared, and Chris will be starting on September 2nd; Walter will join us on September 8th.
With these hires, HarvardX will have its complete full-time video editor team on board.
Harvard students Eryn Heying (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Kimi Fafowora '17 (applied mathematics), and Briana "Bri" Belser '15, will all be at the HarvardX office this semester.
Eryn, Kimi, and Bri (who worked previously as a HarvardX video intern) will be working as Documentation Assistants, charged with carefully working through all our past courses and documenting things like course structures, video types, assessment word counts, and other interesting data.