Harvard seeks a stronger alumni networking through a new MOOC program

Harvard is taking a new approach to MOOCs.

Beginning in March of this Year, HarvardX –the University’s branch of the online learning platform edX.org– has offered course content restricted to alumni.

This new program, called “HarvardX for Alumni” draws from pre-existing HarvardX course such as “The Ancient Greek Here” and “Fundamentals of Neuroscience,” while adding new features, such as forums and live chats with faculty, and seeking a stronger, more explicit focus on networking, both among alumni and between alumni and the University.

In addition, HarvardX for Alumni serves as an experimentation with modular courseware with original material, such as interviews with faculty members.