Harvard will launch its “Harvard Online” program this coming January, beginning with a four-week long course called “Data Science Ready.”
Harvard Medical School faculty and staff collaborated with the American Federation of Teachers to release an online course earlier this month that aims to educate the union's more than 1.7 million affiliates on the opioid crisis.
Huntington D. Lambert, dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Extension School, hailed the new program as a great addition to the School’s existing offerings.
Bol’s decision comes after a five year tenure in the job; he was the first person to hold the position, which administrators debuted in 2013.
A new massive open online course will debut on HarvardX Monday, but with a special Halloween twist: the course is titled “Hamlet’s Ghost.”
Students enrolled in CS50 this fall will only be asked to attend two lectures in person, among other changes announced for the popular course.
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.
The ramp-up in faculty interest comes as researchers publish more studies on the active learning model and others internally raise concerns.
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.
While the two schools co-founded the online learning platform three years ago, some say its effect has been greater on MIT’s campus.
The report found that only 5 percent of participants who did not pay a fee for ID verification actually completed their online course.
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.