Free online course: Leaders of Learning

A new free, online course, Leaders of Learning, available through edX, will begin on July 8, 2014 and runs for 6 weeks.  See the information below for more details about the course.  You can link to register for the course here:

Many other free, online courses are available through edX and I encourage you to explore the variety of offerings.

Gail Cope, SME, LINCS Program Management Group


Leaders of Learning

Explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Gain the tools to imagine and build the future of learning.

About this Course

All of us carry explicit or implicit theories of learning. They manifest themselves in the ways we learn, the ways we teach, and the ways we think about leadership and learning.

In Leaders of Learning, you will identify and develop your personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of learning. This isn’t just about schools, it’s about the broader and bigger world of learning.

The education sector is undergoing great transformation, and in the coming decades will continue to change. How we learn, what we learn, where we learn, and why we learn — all these questions will be reexamined. In Leaders of Learning we will explore learning, leadership, organizational structure, and physical design.

The only requirements for Leaders of Learning are:

  • an interest in the evolving world of learning;
  • a curiosity about leadership in this new world;
  • a willingness to examine your own beliefs about learning; and
  • an openness to sharing your thoughts with and responding to others


Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For the past fifteen years his research and clinical practice has concentrated on the improvement of instructional practice in schools and classrooms, and the development of organizational systems to support those improvements. His current work focuses on the fundamental re-design of learning environments, and the development of leaders and entrepreneurs to create and sustain those environments, all in light of dramatic changes in our understanding of the neuroscience of learning and the exponential growth of digital culture. He was founding faculty director of the Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdLD) program at Harvard.

About edX

EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.


Thanks for sharing this, but the link took me to a secure sign-in screen rather than registration.  Do you have a different link to share?

Hi Glenda,

Try the link below which will take you to the home page.  Then, scroll down a bit and you will see the course listed there.

If this doesn't work for you, please let me know.  It looks like a great course!