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...

"The only option for students in the sanctioned countries may be edX, the MOOC provider founded in partnership between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tena Herlihy, edX’s Read more about edX Makes Access Anywhere a Priority

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.

For more, read an interview in Read more about Ivory Tower Takes on the Ivory Tower

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...

Its official I finished!! And I passed! I want to thank everyone involved with this project, thank you so much for making it possible for me to take this wonderful journey! I enjoyed every minute, even those frustrating minutes when I got lost in the material and felt I did not understand it but kept coming back for the next hour. I would love to retake this course because the objective more Read more about Heroic Praise for HeroesX (Version 2)