Friday, 14 February 2014

HarvardX Working Papers | HarvardX


On May 2, 2012, the presidents of Harvard University and MIT stood side by side to introduce edX, a jointly owned, not-for-profit venture to deliver open online learning opportunities to anyone around the world with an internet connection. The goals of the enterprise include increased access to educational opportunities worldwide, enhancement of on-campus residential education, and research about effective technology-mediated education. The respective university efforts to achieve these goals are known as HarvardX and MITx.

The first two HarvardX courses launched in October of 2012, and four more courses launched in Spring 2013.  As of this date, 14 new and returning courses are slated to launch in the winter and spring. Now that data for the first six HarvardX courses have been delivered and analyzed, this is an opportune time to examine these first offerings, in order to inform ongoing course design and research. 
HarvardX is pleased to make these initial reports available to the public (in tandem with the respective MITx courses). They address simple questions across multiple courses: Who registered?  What did they do?  Where are they from? 

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