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HarvardX and MITx: The First Year of Open Online Courses, Fall 2012-Summer 2013


Andrew Dean Ho


Harvard University; Harvard University - HarvardX

Justin Reich


Harvard University - HarvardX; Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Sergiy O Nesterko


Harvard University - HarvardX

Daniel Thomas Seaton


Institutional Research; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning

Tommy Mullaney


Harvard University - HarvardX

Jim Waldo


Harvard University; Harvard University - HarvardX

Isaac Chuang


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning

January 21, 2014

Ho, A. D., Reich, J., Nesterko, S., Seaton, D. T., Mullaney, T., Waldo, J., & Chuang, I. (2014). HarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses (HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1).

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.

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Keywords: MOOC, massive open online course, HarvardX, MITx, online learning, distance education, higher education

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Date posted: January 22, 2014  

Suggested Citation

Ho, Andrew Dean and Reich, Justin and Nesterko, Sergiy O and Seaton, Daniel Thomas and Mullaney, Tommy and Waldo, Jim and Chuang, Isaac, HarvardX and MITx: The First Year of Open Online Courses, Fall 2012-Summer 2013 (January 21, 2014). Ho, A. D., Reich, J., Nesterko, S., Seaton, D. T., Mullaney, T., Waldo, J., & Chuang, I. (2014). HarvardX and MITx: The first year of open online courses (HarvardX and MITx Working Paper No. 1).. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2381263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2381263

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Andrew Dean Ho
Harvard University ( email )
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Harvard University - HarvardX ( email )
125 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02476
United States
Justin Reich (Contact Author)
Harvard University - HarvardX ( email )
125 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02476
United States
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Sergiy O Nesterko
Harvard University - HarvardX ( email )
125 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02476
United States
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Daniel Thomas Seaton
Institutional Research ( email )
77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning ( email )
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
Tommy Mullaney
Harvard University - HarvardX ( email )
125 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02476
United States
Jim Waldo
Harvard University ( email )
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Harvard University - HarvardX ( email )
125 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02476
United States
7814420497 (Phone)
Isaac Chuang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning ( email )
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
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