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Going the Distance: Why Online Learning Works

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Find out why online learning is so popular, what methods make it effective, and where it all began. 

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Man taking an online course at night

Going the Distance: Why Online Learning Works

Article

Find out why online learning is so popular, what methods make it effective, and where it all began. 

Lifelong Learning: The Evolving Future of Higher Education

Article

The path to higher education is becoming a choose-your-own-adventure. While historically adults returned to school to finish a degree or pursue graduate studies, the demands of the new economy will…

Adult students participating in active learning

Active Learning Challenges Old Education Models

Article

Quality online courses that utilize active learning methods may provide the best of both worlds for working adults who choose to return to school: the collaborative, real-world skill-building of a…

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La'Toya Princess Jackson

Student Spotlight

Multi-talented La'Toya Princess Jackson approaches her art like a true scholar. 

Financing Your Education: Getting Started

Article

Consider mapping out a financial plan before looking into grants, scholarships, and loans.

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Student Spotlight: Nima Samimi

Student Spotlight

Nima Samimi explored his Iranian identity through his graduate studies at Harvard Extension.

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Student Spotlight: Kathryn O’Shea-Evans

Student Spotlight

A graduate degree from Harvard Extension School has helped Kathryn O’Shea-Evans build her new business. 

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Student Spotlight: Blake Hite

Student Spotlight

Harvard Extension School gave Blake Hite the flexibility and academic rigor needed to launch a new career. 

Future-Proof Job Skills: What Employees Need to Know

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For people mid career, keeping job skills up to date has always been a high priority. But we’re now on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, making it imperative that people at any stage…

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Student Spotlight: Onege Maroadi

Student Spotlight

“When I make up my mind about doing something, I get it done,” said the former Navy pilot, speaking recently from her Virginia home.

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The Value of a Graduate Certificate

Article

Learn about the market for graduate certificates, and discover the differences between a certificate and degree.

Introducing Handprints: A Net-Positive Approach to Sustainability

Faculty Insight

Instructor Greg Norris introduces a new frame of mind for approaching the challenge of sustainability, engaging people to contribute a net-positive impact on the environment.

Nonprofit Leader Reflects on Key to Earning Degree: Drive

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An Extension alumnus shares his experience earning a degree.

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