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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…

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Student Spotlight: Lindsay Harris

Student Spotlight

Harvard Extension School helped Lindsay Harris ignite her passion for digital marketing and pursue new opportunities. 

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Student Spotlight: Brandon Taylor

Student Spotlight

A master's degree from Harvard Extension School gave Brandon Taylor the right skills to pivot his career into corporate finance. 

9 Courses on Big Data, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity

Article

These courses explore the complexities of an internet-connected society, and prepare you with the skills to succeed in the industry.

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Student Spotlight: L. Brent Gilmore

Student Spotlight

Q&A with a finance graduate about his Extension experience.

The Economy of Roses

Article

Learn why the price of roses doubles around Valentine's Day in this infographic.

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Student Spotlight: Victoria Pizzini

Student Spotlight

A Q&A with a management graduate about her Extension experience.

Why Inclusive Hiring Is Good for Business

Article

Hiring people with disabilities is ethical—and strategic.  

How to Use Real Estate Trends to Predict the Next Housing Bubble

Faculty Insight

A real estate expert explains the predictability of the market.

10 Soft Skills Every IT Professional Should Develop

Article

If you're struggling to advance in your IT career, it may be time to stretch yourself beyond technical expertise.