HarvardX


Harvard Without Borders

As the presidential search committee combs the world for Faust's successor, some say that Harvard’s potential as a global university should weigh heavily on their minds.


HarvardX to Offer New Premium Online Courses

Starting in September, the paid program, HarvardXPlus, will offer four eight-week courses, a departure from HarvardX’s current online course offerings, which are open to auditors for free.


New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.


Provost Lauds HarvardX, But Questions Its Financial Sustainability

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.


Digital and On-Campus Teaching Research Groups Merge

The research arms of HarvardX and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching have merged to create a new research group.


EdX Users Cheat Through MOOC-Specific Method, Study Says

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.


Making Classes, but Not Money

As professors volunteer hours to developing online courses for edX, some call for the young platform to compensate its teachers.


HarvardX Studio

Professors film in the HarvardX studio.


HarvardX

HarvardX is the Harvard-specific branch of online platform EdX, which offers courses free of charge to students across the globe.


HBX Launches Agreement with Amherst

Harvard Business School will reserve a set number of spots for Amherst College students applying to its online Credential of Readiness Program, as well as provide more financial aid opportunities for those applicants, starting in June.


HarvardX Participation and Completion Rates Vary by Discipline, Study Says

The report found that only 5 percent of participants who did not pay a fee for ID verification actually completed their online course.


EdX Settles With Department of Justice

The edX settlement will require the platform to become accessible for people with disabilities—including those who are deaf or visually impaired.


School of Public Health Will Launch Blended Master’s Degree

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.


Analysis: Experts Say ADA Case Has Merit

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.


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