During the 2012-2013 academic year HarvardX launched six courses on edX, an online learning platform jointly founded by Harvard and MIT. In addition to expanding access to knowledge and improving residential education, one of the underlying goals of the enterprise was to advance research on learning. In this edition of the EdCast, HarvardX research fellow Justin Reich, Ed.D.'12., examines the effectiveness of edX's open online courses through quantitative and qualitative research.
On Tuesday, January 21 at 6 p.m., the HarvardX research team will discuss a series of course reports detailing research findings. Watch the live stream here.
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.