Students To Create Modules for ChinaX [The Harvard Crimson]

January 31, 2013

Excerpt from Students To Create Modules for ChinaX [The Harvard Crimson]

Students who enroll in most Harvard courses this spring will turn in assignments that will be viewed by just one or two instructors. But the students who take Chinese History 185 will produce work that will be used by thousands of online learners across the globe.

Chinese History 185: “Creating ChinaX—Teaching China’s History Online” is a new Harvard class devoted to developing modules for ChinaX, an online class to be offered next fall through edX, the free not-for-profit online learning venture started by Harvard and MIT last May. ChinaX—which will be offered online through HarvardX, Harvard’s subset of the larger initiative—will delve into Chinese history and culture stretching from the 6th to the 18th century...

“Together, you possess more knowledge than any of you do alone,” Bol, a professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, told the crowd of College students, graduate students, and visiting scholars in the room.

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