From 2013-2015, I served as the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, working in the Office of the President and Provost at Harvard University to study Harvard’s efforts to provide free courses online and to use online assets in creative ways in our residential courses.
This position had three responsibilities. First, I helped empower others to conduct research on courses conducted through HarvardX. This involved helping prepare and clean data coming off of the edX LMS, developing new instruments for measuring behavior and learning, and working with course faculty and fellows to clarify their research questions and methods. Second, I helped synthesize data, findings, and research about online learning, both from the edX platform and from other related efforts. Finally, I produced independent research, with a focus on research that combines data and findings from multiple courses.
I’ve given several recorded talks about HarvardX research, including, The First Year of HarvardX, HarvardX Research: Future Directions, MOOCs and the Science of Learning, and Privacy and Learning Analytics.