HarvardX: Year in Review 2015–2016

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HarvardX just released its 2015–2016 Year in Review report, highlighting ways the four-year-old initiative continues to expand access to education worldwide, improve teaching and learning on campus, and advance understanding in the learning sciences through research.

Through University-wide collaboration, HarvardX brings the best of Harvard to lifelong learners by co-developing premium online courses with our faculty and showcasing institutional resources such as our libraries, museums, and laboratories. "I am pleased to say that HarvardX’s faculty-driven approach continues to distinguish what we do among open online learning experiences," says Robert A. Lue, HarvardX's Faculty Director and Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University. 

Check out the full report for a visual summary of how HarvardX:

  • Reaches 1.47 million unique course participants across 193 countries
  • Enhances residential teaching and learning through use of course content and tools on campus
  • Conducts research and makes data publicly accessible to advance understanding in the learning sciences
  • Selects and develops courses through innovative collaboration
  • Creates new ways for learners to engage with course material and others via certificates, limited-enrollment courses, licensing, and more.


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