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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…

Introducing Handprints: A Net-Positive Approach to Sustainability

Faculty Insight

After all, we’ve already heard that our impact is negative. Surely any detailed consideration of our influence will just make us feel depressed or guilty.

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.

Green Chemistry and the Future of Sustainability

Faculty Insight

The founder of green chemistry explains how chemicals manufacturing must change to support a sustainable future.

The Power of Crowdsourcing Knowledge in Online Communities

Faculty Insight

Instructor David Weinberger shares insights on how online social networks have facilitated new discoveries, and discusses the challenges of crowdsourcing knowledge.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for a Food Startup

Student Success Story

An alum designs a way to use Internet of Things technology to create efficiencies.

Saint Patrick: The Cantankerous Hero of Ireland

Faculty Insight

Kate Chadbourne, Harvard Extension School instructor and scholar of Irish folklore, shares stories about St. Patrick, and how she likes to celebrate the Irish holiday.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

Article

Extension instructor Carla D. Martin shares surprising facts about the popular Valentine's Day treat.

Why Inclusive Hiring Is Good for Business

Article

Hiring people with disabilities is ethical—and strategic.  

How Cyberspace is Transforming International Security

Faculty Insight

An expert explores the complexities cyber introduces in the national security landscape.

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