July 2014

Behind the MOOC: New book chapter by Harvard's Kate Vale outlines the early days

Katie Vale, Director of Digital Learning at Harvard School of Public Health and former interim Managing Director of Academic Technology at Harvard University is the co-author of a book chapter that traces her experiences during the initial ramp up of HarvardX courses on the edX platform.

The chapter, "Massive Open Online Courses: A traditional or transformative approach to learning?" by Vale and her co-author Allison Littlejohn at Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian… Read more about Behind the MOOC: New book chapter by Harvard's Kate Vale outlines the early days

CS50x, jr.

Sridev Ramesh, a high school student in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, apparently held his own version of CS50x---what we would dub the junior edition---during an assembly. 

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Learning About Learning at Scale

Next fall, Justin Reich, Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, be teaching a new course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education called T509, "Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale."

The course will examine the underlying technologies that make large-scale learning possible, and then examine the implications of MOOCs, intelligent tutors, and blended learning for policy and the science of learning in K-12 and Higher Education.

All students in the course will be required to complete a course project, and Reich is inviting the HarvardX course developers to propose… Read more about Learning About Learning at Scale

Lectures and Lattes in Harvard Square

B.D. Colen, Harvard University Sr. Communications Officer for University Science/ Director of Communications, Harvard Stem Cell Institute took this candid in the Harvard Square Starbucks.

Inside Look at HarvardX: Project Developer Blog - Week 6

by Drew Lichtenstein, HarvardX developer

One of the most fascinating things I have learned since I started working as a content developer is the intricacies of copyright law.

There are a lot of different types of media that we would like to use in our course (including images, video, and some music).

For many professors, this is a large change in expectations because they are used to freely grabbing from online and using it in their classroom. Copyright law even protects this usage (not that one of their students is likely to report their professor who… Read more about Inside Look at HarvardX: Project Developer Blog - Week 6