March 2014

Rob Lue Thinks Big

Professor Rob Lue, Faculty Director of HarvardX, addresses the digital evolution of teaching and learning, and what it means to for the future of higher education as part of Harvard Thinks Big. Read more about Rob Lue Thinks Big

Wish You Were Here: Visiting HX

Since December 2013, we have hosted a wide variety of visitors who have expressed interest in HarvardX.

Being global means opening up access to online learning experiences to people around the world as well as opening up our best practices and insights to those visiting campus.

Here's a list of where some of our visitors have hailed from:

MOOCs, Not Just for the Young

Theodore VanItallie SB'41, age 95, became the oldest edX student when he registered for HarvardX for Alumni yesterday. Thus far the oldest student was 88 years old, but Theodore and several other nonagenarians who have registered for the alumni course prove that MOOCs are for all ages. 

New Schools, New Courses

In addition to the first HarvardX open online courses from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Business School starting soon, learners can look forward to registering for …

  • USW30x: "Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You," with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (launching June 2)
  • SPU30x: "Super-Earths and Life," with Dimitar Sasselov  (launching in May)
In the next month, expect to see...