A Harvard University collaboration is facilitating reuse of content from HarvardX’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)—offering new access to educational resources for on-campus teaching and learning.
Education data scientists from Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Research team and technologists from Harvard University Information Technology and HarvardX have jointly created and are initiating a beta launch of HarvardDART (Digital Assets for Reuse in Teaching): a modern search application easing discovery of digital teaching and learning assets… Read more about Harvard boosts on-campus reuse of online course content
VPAL joined a number of organizations in support of the inaugural DataFest conference spotlighting Harvard’s data science resources. Read the Harvard Gazette story for more information on the Jan. 17-18 event.
HarvardX, a Harvard University strategic initiative, is running a massive open online course (MOOC) featuring adaptive learning and assessment algorithms, which tailor course material in response to student performance.
Data generated from MOOCs, which operate around the clock, gather information on the page views, clicks, comments, and engagement of the tens to hundreds of thousands of students around the world taking courses at any given time.
Institutions are striving to realize that information's potential to improve course content, student experiences, and academic outreach to traditional and underserved communities. But first, they must separate the sea of data into meaningful categories presented in a usable form. Teams at Harvard and MIT aim to make this task easier by sharing tools… Read more about Harvard and MIT Turn MOOC Data into Knowledge
On July 29th at Harvard, a collection of data engineers and analysts from several colleges and universities in the edX consortium participated in a collaborative workshop to learn more about Harvard and MIT data workflows. Harvard and MIT have consistently partnered in reporting metrics related to their MOOC offerings and their joint research infrastructure is now essentially open source.
Coined by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island, the term MOOC was a brainchild of necessity: the need to name a new learning experience in time for an upcoming talk.
Nearly three-and-half-years later, massive open online courses are common. MOOC has become a catchall, personifying the rapid evolution of educational technology, and indicative of the changes happening to higher education in the digital age.