March 7, 2013— More than 10,000 students have taken “The Ancient Greek Hero” at Harvard since the 1970’s—the HarvardX version has more than 20,000 enrollees in its first semester. Online learning reaches more students than ever before.
At a recent open session on libraries and online learning, Robert Lue, HarvardX faculty director, said libraries and librarians are key to developing a thoughtful and rewarding online class experience. “Faculty members have always relied on the libraries as critical partners in coalescing material to create learning experiences,” he said. “The libraries and librarians are the guides for those students who want to delve ever deeper into knowledge.”