Professor James Engell's HarvardX Course Sees Increased Demand Worldwide

April 27, 2020
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In fall 2019, Professor James Engell’s HarvardX and EdX course, “Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking,” enrolled more than 20,000 students with almost one hundred studying for certificates. This spring, with “stay at home” regimes in force around much of the world, more than 211,000 have signed up with over 200 taking certificates. It has become one of HarvardX’s top ten courses, and Inc. Magazine named it one of 2019’s most popular online courses.

Additionally, The Guardian named the course “one of seven MOOC’s to expand your mind.”

Samuel Diener, the graduate Teaching Fellow for this course, helped prepare for the transition to online teaching.