HarvardX es una iniciativa estratégica de la Universidad de Harvard para permitir al colectivo de docentes crear experiencias de aprendizaje digital, así como promover la investigación en dicho campo. Sus objetivos son: ampliar el acceso a la educación en todo el mundo; mejorar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en el campus virtual y presencial de esta Universidad; y avanzar en la comprensión de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje a través de la investigación, siempre a través del uso de las nuevas tecnologías

HarvardX integrates the development of instructional approaches and digital tools across Harvard’s campus by providing faculty with pedagogical and research support. HarvardX is one critical endeavor among many, designed to empower faculty to improve teaching and learning on-campus, online, and beyond.

A faculty-driven and university-wide effort, HarvardX aims to be collaborative and representational of Harvard’s academic diversity, showcasing the highest quality offerings of the University to serious learners everywhere.

Launched in parallel with edX, the Harvard and MIT founded not-for-profit, online learning platform, HarvardX is fully independent.

What HarvardX is…

Faculty-driven, experimental catalyst for improving teaching and learning online, on-campus, and beyond
Talent and resources (tools, video production, techniques) to develop, disseminate, and test interactive teaching and learning assets.

Research experts in data and pedagogy, providing a foundation for research in experimental design teaching and learning.

Academically diverse, highest quality, innovative collection of online learning activities to empower faculty teaching, enhance student learning, and support research (including best practice).

A process that increases faculty and student opportunities in a financially sustainable manner.

What HarvardX is not…

A replacement of the residential campus experience or traditional curriculum

Simply putting static courses and/or course materials online

A learning management system (with course administration and integration)

How HarvardX benefits faculty…

Provides additional pedagogical support and helps integrate existing resources

Offers more and more accessible technologies and tools (open source toolkit)

Supports a broad plan to build, broader learning management ecosystem

Promotes scholarship of teaching and learning


Fuente: http://harvardx.harvard.edu/