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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.
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.
Launched with its first cohort in June, the School of Public Health’s blended degree program combines on-campus and online courses.
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.
Harvard President Drew Faust was joined by Richard C. Levin, a former Yale president, and David J. Skorton, a former Cornell president.
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.
The ramp-up in faculty interest comes as researchers publish more studies on the active learning model and others internally raise concerns.
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.
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.
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.
The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.
The research arms of HarvardX and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching have merged to create a new research group.
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.
Administrators at the Kennedy School of Government say they are prioritizing using digital tools on campus, rather than to distribute a curriculum worldwide.