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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 Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT announced a partnership last week with Calico, a life sciences company backed by Google, to advance research on age-related diseases and therapeutics.
Harvard and MIT face lawsuits for allegedly discriminating against Americans with hearing impairments in their online educational content.
Thanks to research by Lee Gehrke, a professor of health sciences and technology, and other researchers at Harvard and MIT, viruses like Ebola may be more rapidly detected and tracked than ever before.
The weeklong festival called HUBweek, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 10 next fall, will include hackathons, conferences, art exhibits, cultural performances, and other activities.
College students from schools throughout the greater Boston area gather in Killian Court at MIT Wednesday evening to peacefully protest against the kidnapping of forty three students, six of which have been killed, from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Mexico. The group condemns the governments failure to address the situation. In solidarity, they lit forty three candles and walked from MIT to the Mexican consulate.
College students from schools throughout the greater Boston area gather in Killian Court at MIT Wednesday evening to peacefully protest against the kidnapping of 43 students, six of whom have been found dead, from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Mexico. The group condemned the government's failure to address the situation. In solidarity, they lit 43 and walked from MIT to the Mexican Consulate.
BevSpot, an online software platform formed by Harvard affiliates to help enable licensed alcohol distributors to sell products to restaurants and bars, recently received $720,000 in seed funding.
Anant Agarwal, the platform’s CEO, announced the launch of the new courses on the edX blog Tuesday.
A free virtual classroom can be just as conducive to learning as a traditional university setting, according to a study conducted by MIT researchers concerning MOOCs.
The donation is the largest ever given for psychiatric research, according to the institute’s press release, and promises to put the Cambridge-based biological research foundation on stable footing for years to come.
Anant Agarwal, an MIT computer science professor who has served as CEO of edX since its establishment, sat down to recount the challenges of creating courses for an online learning environment, discuss the non-profit’s business model, and speculate about what the future might hold for edX.