The higher education system in the United States may be about to transform radically, but don’t expect Harvard Law School to be caught flat-footed, the Daily Caller reports. The prestigious law school is about to launch its first online course, reports National Law Journal. It will be taught as part of edX, a venture led by Harvard, MIT and a handful of other prestigious schools that offers free courses online. William Fisher III, director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, will teach the 12-week copyright course. Enrollment is limited to 500 students and prospective students have until January 3 to submit applications. The course is slated to begin January 28. Fisher’s course is not a MOOC, or massive open online course, which offers large-scale instruction but otherwise leaves hundreds or thousands of students essentially on their own. Instead, the course will be as much like a real (free) Harvard class as the internet will allow circa 2013. There will be pre-recorded lectures by Fisher. Also, students will be grouped into discussion sections of no more than 25…

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