Harvard EdCast: edX Marks the SpotBy Matt Weber
In 2012, Harvard and MIT partnered to create edX, a nonprofit, online initiative that offers college-level courses and MOOCs to a worldwide audience at no charge. With courses offered by prestigious universities around the country in disciplines ranging from biology and computer science to literature and law, the number of edX users has grown to over 1.6 million.
In this edition of the EdCast, Anant Agarwal, president of edX, discusses common misconceptions with online learning, new models for leadership, and how social media will play a critical role in the future of digital learning communities.
About the Harvard EdCast
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.