Professors of the Divinity School’s new edX Scriptures course shared an array of teaching strategies and resources from each of the six course modules at an introductory panel in Andover Hall on Tuesday.
A person who has intimately interacted with the holy text of a religion and explored the culture that accompanies it is not apt to make gross generalizations about its followers and will be able to crack through the veneer of religious misinformation that plagues America today.
Harvard expects tens of thousands of participants for the Divinity School's new edX aimed at promoting religious literacy.
CS50, one of the College's largest courses, is adding high school education to its sizeable portfolio with an AP Course supported heavily by Microsoft and currently being piloted in more than 40 high schools across the nation.
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.
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.