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Administrators at the Kennedy School of Government say they are prioritizing using digital tools on campus, rather than to distribute a curriculum worldwide.
Astronomy professor Dimitar Sasselov teaches the edX course “Super-Earths and Life.”
While the two schools co-founded the online learning platform three years ago, some say its effect has been greater on MIT’s campus.
As professors volunteer hours to developing online courses for edX, some call for the young platform to compensate its teachers.
HarvardX is the Harvard-specific branch of online platform EdX, which offers courses free of charge to students across the globe.
Admissions officers are still considering how to weigh edX courses against conventional AP or IB classes when evaluating applicants.
The report found that only 5 percent of participants who did not pay a fee for ID verification actually completed their online course.
The edX settlement will require the platform to become accessible for people with disabilities—including those who are deaf or visually impaired.
The Harvard School of Public Health will launch a new master’s degree program that will be offered largely online, with a small residential component.
In collaboration with Microsoft and the Smithsonian Institution, edX will launch seven courses on programming and cloud technologies and three American history courses.
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.