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HarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses: Fall 2012-summer 2013
Ho, Andrew Dean · Reich, Justin · Nesterko, Sergiy O. · Seaton, Daniel Thomas · Mullaney, Tommy · Waldo, Jim · Chuang, Isaac

Alternate titleHarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses (HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1)
PublishedJanuary 2014
Type of workworking papers series
PeriodicalPages 1-33
PublisherHarvard and MIT, Harvard University- Harvardx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
HarvardX and MITx are collaborative institutional efforts between Harvard University and MIT to enhance campus-based education, advance educational research, and increase access to online learning opportunities worldwide. Over the year from the fall of 2012 to the summer of 2013, HarvardX and MITx launched 17 courses on edX, a jointly founded platform for delivering massive open online courses (MOOCs). In that year, 43,196 registrants earned certificates of completion. Another 35,937 registrants explored half or more of course content without certification. An additional 469,702 registrants viewed less than half of the content. And 292,852 registrants never engaged with the online content. In total, there were 841,687 registrations from 597,692 unique users across the first year of HarvardX and MITx courses. This report is a joint effort by institutional units at Harvard and MIT to describe the registrant and course data provided by edX in the context of the diverse efforts and intentions of HarvardX and MITx instructor teams.

Keywords distance education · HarvardX · higher education ·  · MITx · MOOC · online learning

RefereedDoes not apply
DOI10.2139/ssrn.2381263
URLhttp://ssrn.com/abstract=2381263
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