Virtual Education


Harvard Students Report Strain of Online Semester in Undergrad Council Survey

The Undergraduate Council’s Student Experience Survey found students were dissatisfied with their transition to online learning and hope to return to campus this fall, according to a summary of the data presented this week.


Harvard Extension School Has Partnered With Zoom For Years, Former Dean Says

Huntington “Hunt” D. Lambert — former Dean of the Division of Continuing Education — said in an interview last week that he believes colleges’ smooth transition to virtual education is partially owed to Harvard Extension School’s years-long partnership with videoconferencing platform Zoom.


Admitted Students Weigh Pros and Cons of Taking Gap Years Amid Fall Semester Uncertainties

Some future members of Harvard College’s Class of 2024 said they are floating the possibility of taking time off before matriculating in Fall 2020 as the continued spread of coronavirus begins to cast uncertainty on the upcoming semester.


Harvard Business School Discounts Online CORe Program

Harvard Business School Online has decided to discount the price of its Credential of Readiness program — CORe, for short — from its usual $2,250 to $450 in wake of the disruptions caused by coronavirus.


Harvard's LabXChange Provides Platform for Remote Scientific Learning During Pandemic

As schools around the country transition to virtual learning, LabXChange — a new scientific learning platform built by Harvard — allows STEM students the opportunity to mimic a science classroom and lab experience.


Extension School Zoom Experts

The Harvard Extension School Office sits on Brattle Street in Cambridge. Students and faculty are already familiar with the now-widespread Zoom online conferencing interface.


Harvard College Adopts Universal Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading for Spring 2020 Due to Coronavirus​​​​​​​

Harvard College will adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay and Dean of Undergraduate Education Amanda J. Claybaugh announced in respective emails to faculty and students Friday afternoon.


Harvard College Announced a New Grading Policy Friday. Then, Undergraduates Erupted.

Almost as soon as Harvard College announced Friday that it would adopt a universal satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading system this semester, undergraduates variously responded with elation, relief, and fury at the change.


Harvard Courses Turn to Monitored Exams, Open-Book Assessments, and Faith in Students As Classes Move Online

With the first week of online classes underway, faculty say they have faith in the College’s Honor Code to guard against the temptation of mid-exam Googling.


Dispersed by Coronavirus, Harvard Students Innovate Ways to Connect

When Harvard mandated that students vacate campus two weeks ago to prevent the spread of coronavirus, undergraduates were forced to bid hasty, uncertain, and often tearful goodbyes to their friends, fellow club members, and significant others.


Ed School Professors Reflect on Shift to Online Instruction

Harvard’s transition to online instruction could serve as an unprecedented learning experience for both faculty and students, according to virtual education experts at the Graduate School of Education.


Harvard Faculty Prepare to Deliver Classes Online

Harvard’s response to the novel coronavirus Tuesday triggered perhaps the largest sudden pedagogical shift in University history, as undergraduates are required to move off campus and classes transition to an online format.


LabXchange

LabXchange is an online learning initiative offered by Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Amgen Foundation.


New Harvard LabXchange Platform Delivers Free Science Education

LabXchange — an interactive learning platform — launched last week, bringing quality science education to students around the world.


Harvard Business School Online Sees Enrollment Spike 70 Percent After Rebranding

Enrollment in HBS Online, Harvard Business School’s online education program, spiked by 70 percent in the first months of 2019 following the attachment of the Business School's name in January, Dean of the Business School Nitin Nohria said in an interview April 2.


Laibson and Furman to Take Over Ec10, Increase Number of Lectures

The two professors will replace Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw as course heads of Ec10, the department’s year-long flagship introductory course and one of Harvard’s largest undergraduate courses. Mankiw announced in early March that he will step down from teaching the course at the end of the semester to pursue “new pedagogical challenges.”


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