[Editor’s note: This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back soon for the next must-read post!]

Harvard professor David Malan has managed to pull off a neat trick: His Computer Science 50 course is the most popular course at both Harvard and Yale. By examining his success, we can learn some important lessons about effective teaching.

CS50 assumes no prior knowledge or skill in computer programming, yet it’s extremely demanding. Despite its rigor, CS50 regularly attracts thousands of students each year. While some aspire to become...

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Alan November is the founder of edtech consulting firm November Learning. Join Alan in Boston July 26-28 for his 2017 Building Learning Communities edtech conference, where hundreds of education leaders from around the globe will gather to discuss the world’s most successful innovations in education.