Inside Extension

Passions and perspectives, inquiry and discovery, campus and community. Explore our alumni, student, and faculty stories; event listings; and career and academic articles.

Man taking an online course at night

Going the Distance: Why Online Learning Works


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


Student Spotlight: Cathy Payne

Student Spotlight

May 2018 …

Kristen Strezo, Harvard Extension School, Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism '16

My Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to a Harvard Degree

Student Success Story

Kristen Strezo shares how she balanced life changes and rigorous coursework in pursuit of a degree.

Portrait of Amma Bonsu

Rewriting the Immigrant Experience

Student Success Story

A native of Ghana and journalism alumna feeds a passion for storytelling. 

Michelle Mount reads the original manuscripts of Tennesse Williams in Houghton Library at Harvard

Bringing Life to Characters in Tennessee Williams' Plays

Student Success Story

An Extension School alumna explores the autobiography of character.