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Filed earlier this month, the complaint alleges that by not captioning its online content, edX, a virtual education platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
More than 200 people joined on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston’s new location at 224 Western Avenue.
Harvard and MIT face lawsuits for allegedly discriminating against Americans with hearing impairments in their online educational content.
Any college student and those who have been out of college for up to nine years will have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming iteration of the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, according to Bharat N. Anand ’88, HBX faculty chair.
HarvardX for Alumni, a program launched last March that offers online course content specifically to University alumni, drew 25,000 registrants in its first iteration last March.
The offer is an effort to incentivize students to take and complete the two online entrepreneurship courses, according to edX spokesperson Nancy Moss.
EdX held its inaugural Open edX conference Tuesday and Wednesday to bring together nearly 200 of the platform’s collaborators, who hail from as nearby as Cambridge to as far away as Japan.
If approved, Yale's proposal to adopt a version of CS50 could lay the foundation for a new model of inter-university curricular partnerships in an era of institutional experimentation with online education.
Anant Agarwal, the platform’s CEO, announced the launch of the new courses on the edX blog Tuesday.
Twenty-seven courses primarily covering Advanced Placement material will be used as a supplement to traditional high school courses.
HarvardX faculty and administrators are applying a variety of marketing strategies to spread the word about the courses they offer.
A free virtual classroom can be just as conducive to learning as a traditional university setting, according to a study conducted by MIT researchers concerning MOOCs.
Despite voicing concerns about blending online courseware and in-person teaching, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Peter K. Bol expressed cautious optimism for new technology’s potential in higher education at a conference on Tuesday.
So-called “blended” courses offered during the spring semester received lower student ratings than earlier, traditional offerings of those courses, according to a recent internal report.