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Harvard Medical School

Medical School Launches Opioid Online Learning Course for Educators

Harvard Medical School faculty and staff collaborated with the American Federation of Teachers to release an online course earlier this month that aims to educate the union's more than 1.7 million affiliates on the opioid crisis.

Extension School

Extension School and MIT Develop New 'MicroMasters' Initiative

Huntington D. Lambert, dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Extension School, hailed the new program as a great addition to the School’s existing offerings.


Anand Named Vice Provost for Advances in Learning

Harvard Business School Professor Bharat N. Anand ’88 will be Harvard’s next vice provost for advances in learning, the University announced Tuesday.

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Central Administration

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Bol to Step Down at End of Summer

Bol’s decision comes after a five year tenure in the job; he was the first person to hold the position, which administrators debuted in 2013.

It's Harvard's World

Harvard Without Borders

As the presidential search committee combs the world for Faust's successor, some say that Harvard’s potential as a global university should weigh heavily on their minds.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard Medical School

Thousands Enroll in Med School Course on Opioids

An online Harvard Medical School course that focuses on opioid abuse treatment and prevention has drawn over over 7,500 enrollees since its launch on March 27.

Interfaculty Initiatives

Spooky Shakespeare HarvardX Course Debuts on Halloween

A new massive open online course will debut on HarvardX Monday, but with a special Halloween twist: the course is titled “Hamlet’s Ghost.”

CS50 Lecture

CS50 Moves Away from Traditional Lectures, Toward Virtual Reality

Students enrolled in CS50 this fall will only be asked to attend two lectures in person, among other changes announced for the popular course.


HarvardX to Offer New Premium Online Courses

Starting in September, the paid program, HarvardXPlus, will offer four eight-week courses, a departure from HarvardX’s current online course offerings, which are open to auditors for free.

Central Administration

New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.

Central Administration

Provost Lauds HarvardX, But Questions Its Financial Sustainability

Alan M. Garber '76 projected that the current models for funding Harvard's branch of the virtual education platform are unsustainable, given the high monetary and time cost of generating online material.

HarvardX Studio

In ‘Flipped’ Classes, Faculty See Opportunities and Obstacles

The ramp-up in faculty interest comes as researchers publish more studies on the active learning model and others internally raise concerns.

Elisa New

​HarvardX 'Poetry in America' Course Moves to TV​

The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.

Central Administration

Digital and On-Campus Teaching Research Groups Merge

The research arms of HarvardX and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching have merged to create a new research group.


EdX Users Cheat Through MOOC-Specific Method, Study Says

Roughly 1 percent of certificates granted by Harvard’s and MIT’s school-specific edX platforms were earned by users engaging in a new form of cheating.