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Central Administration

New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”
Higher Education

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”

Tshingua University’s edX course “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought” has come under criticism for purportedly espousing Communist party propaganda. A screenshot from the an introductory video on the course’s website shows the former leader of the People’s Republic of China.

edX: “Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought”
Higher Education

EdX Course on Mao Raises Questions of Propaganda

The course has garnered controversy, with some questioning whether it objectively teaches Mao Zedong’s theories, strategies, and policies and calling it a reiteration of the Chinese Communist Party ideology.

School of Public Health

Public Health ‘Blended’ Online Degree Draws Praise

Launched with its first cohort in June, the School of Public Health’s blended degree program combines on-campus and online courses.

Central Administration

Provost Lauds HarvardX, But Questions Its Financial Sustainability

Alan M. Garber '76 projected that the current models for funding Harvard's branch of the virtual education platform are unsustainable, given the high monetary and time cost of generating online material.

Faust on University Education
Central Administration

Faust Kicks off Conference on Research in Higher Education

Harvard President Drew Faust was joined by Richard C. Levin, a former Yale president, and David J. Skorton, a former Cornell president.


Divinity School To Launch New EdX Course on Scriptures

The class, which will be taught by six faculty members and focus on the texts of the world’s major religions, will premiere this spring through edX, the non-profit MOOC provider that Harvard and MIT founded in 2012.

HarvardX Studio

In ‘Flipped’ Classes, Faculty See Opportunities and Obstacles

The ramp-up in faculty interest comes as researchers publish more studies on the active learning model and others internally raise concerns.

Harvard Business School

HBS Looks To Replicate Classroom with New Online Initiative

HBX Live classrooms will exist entirely online and in real time. In a custom-designed WGBH studio, a high-resolution video wall mimics the amphitheater-style seating of a Business School classroom.

Central Administration

EdX Overtakes Coursera in Number of Ivy League Partners

Princeton’s decision to join edX comes just three months after the University of Pennsylvania joined with the intention of publishing three courses on the platform.


Students Praise HBX CORe, With Caveats

HBX CORe has made a concerted effort to reach out to students at the College, partnering officially, and somewhat controversially, with the Undergraduate Council to inform students about the program.

Elisa New

​HarvardX 'Poetry in America' Course Moves to TV​

The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.

Central Administration

Digital and On-Campus Teaching Research Groups Merge

The research arms of HarvardX and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching have merged to create a new research group.


EdX Users Cheat Through MOOC-Specific Method, Study Says

Roughly 1 percent of certificates granted by Harvard’s and MIT’s school-specific edX platforms were earned by users engaging in a new form of cheating.

Central Administration

Kennedy School Focuses Its Technology on Classrooms, Not MOOCs

Administrators at the Kennedy School of Government say they are prioritizing using digital tools on campus, rather than to distribute a curriculum worldwide.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes