Brad Edmondson has taken a position as HarvardX's new in-house Copyright Assistant.
Edmondson will begin working on a part-time basis helping out with copyright reviews and approvals, while also maintaining an active role on course development. He is currently working on the future EinsteinX course.
As part of the ongoing HarvardX Wednesday Workshops series, HarvardX visiting fellow Jonathan Haber will be leading a series of hands-on sessions covering a number of practical assessment topics that he has been discussing with the course teams over the last several weeks.
These sessions are meant to help course developers plan and develop better, more effective active learning components (including not just assessments, but anything in a MOOC involving active student participation).
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