Open, Online, and Blended

Wednesday, February 11 | 11:15AM–12:00PM
Session Type: Professional Development
This presentation will examine a Harvard course that was offered to three groups simultaneously: online learners who registered via edX, and residential and distance students taking the blended course at Harvard College and via Harvard Extension School, respectively. This case is unique because the for-credit and open online learners all utilized (and interacted with each other in) a single instance of the online platform, thereby allowing for an analysis of learner behavior at the nexus of MOOC, online (for-credit), and traditional college course, and for the dissemination of data-based implications and recommendations for blended learning course design.OUTCOME: Get a deeper qualitative and quantitative data-based understanding of necessary considerations when designing and implementing a blended learning experience, particularly when using MOOC content


  • Jeff Emanuel

    Associate Director of Academic Technology, CHS Fellow in Aegean Archaeology & Prehistory, Harvard University