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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.
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.