Virtual Education


Students in HGSE’s New Virtual Part-Time Master’s Program Call on School to ‘Close the Quality Gap’

Barred from attending in-person classes as a condition of enrollment, students in a new virtual part-time Master’s program launched by the Graduate School of Education are advocating for improved online programming and turning to cross-registration at other schools.


Education Experts Discuss Strategies to Improve Individualized Learning

Education experts at the Harvard Graduate School of Education discussed the importance of rebuilding the education system to improve socioemotional learning and accommodate students of different socioeconomic backgrounds in a Wednesday webinar.


While Most Surveyed Faculty Satisfied with Transition to Remote, 80% Say Virtual Learning Less Valuable for Students

Eighty percent of surveyed members of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they think a remote semester is not as valuable as an in-person semester for students, with 43 percent of respondents indicating “strong” disagreement.


As K-12 School Reopenings Continue, Educators Urge Reform to In-Person Education System

Over a year has passed since that initial transition, and experts in education policy, administration, and public health say the new challenge is safely shepherding students back into classrooms — and making the most of this pivotal moment.


The 36 Questions That ~Virtually~ Lead to Love

Love is in the air... or should we say, in the Zoom? Either way, we've got all the deep questions you'll need to spice up your latest breakout room. Whether you're just hoping to end some awkward silences or actually trying to obtain a quarantine boo, our special virtual renditions of The New York Times’ “36 Questions That Lead to Love" are sure to please.


University Administrators Lay Out Lessons Learned for Future of Education in HGSE Panel

Administrators across Harvard reflected on how experiences from the pandemic-afflicted academic year would affect education in the years ahead in a Graduate School of Education webinar Friday.


Four Situations More Awkward Than Breakout Room Icebreakers

Most of us would agree that breakout room icebreakers can be extremely painful, but there's got to be something worse... right? Whether it's our sudden lack of social skills after ten months of hiding indoors, our inability to actually recognize anyone from the shoulders down, or just plain old forgetting to mute yourself — next time you're stuck in another breakout room with strangers sitting in total silence, just remember that it could probably be worse!


Dude That's Rude: The Worst Things Professors Can Do For Zoom University

With a whole new semester of Zoom ahead of us, even just the thought of having to schedule one more video call is enough to make you want to throw your phone into the Charles River. While this virtual education can be hard enough, some of our professors aren't necessarily making it any easier — from disabling the chat to going fifteen minutes overtime, these small things can really make that "Leave Meeting" button seem even more tempting.


The Ultimate Virtual Semester Bucket List

A new semester is officially here, and along with it comes our desperate attempts to make another semester of Zoom classes actually exciting. This time around, why not try a classic competition amongst friends? And who knows — your grade may even benefit from it too!


Ten Stories That Shaped 2020

The past twelve months were a year like no other for Harvard and the world. Under the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic, students took classes from all over the globe, while pushing for social change at the University and on the political stage. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined 2020 at Harvard.


Undergraduate Council to Release Remote Experience Survey Results, Pilot Racial Diversity Week

The Harvard Undergraduate Council passed legislation calling for the publication of its UC Student Survey, the formation of a food collection program, and the establishment of a racial inclusivity and advocacy week at its weekly meeting Sunday evening.


College Extends Deadline to Switch to Pass-Fail Grading to Nov. 16

The Undergraduate Educational Policy Committee extended the deadline for students to change a course’s grading basis between letter-graded and pass-fail to Nov. 16, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke wrote in an email to students Tuesday morning.


Students Push for On and Off Campus Sustainability Efforts

Members of the Harvard Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program have adapted their work to suit a virtual semester, pushing students to make sustainable choices and working to engage students on environmental issues before this fall’s elections.


Harvard Extension School Unveils New Academic Gap Year, Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Harvard Extension School unveiled a slew of new programs in June, including an new Academic Gap Year and undergraduate certificates, which were designed for its ever-increasing remote-learning student base, according to the school’s website.


Susan Dynarski to Join Harvard Ed School Faculty

University of Michigan professor Susan M. Dynarski ’86 will join the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a tenured professor of education on July 1, 2021, the Graduate School of Education announced Thursday.


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