November 2017

Cybersecurity Course Equips Professionals to Manage Risks

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No individual, organization, or government is immune to cybercrime—from the Equifax hack, which exposed the personal data of half of all Americans and sent the company’s stock tumbling, to the massive data breach at Yahoo and increasing ransomware scams, cybercrime poses threats worldwide.

To help organizations protect valuable digital data, Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in collaboration with HarvardX and GetSmarter, is launching a new online course Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age,”... Read more about Cybersecurity Course Equips Professionals to Manage Risks

Teaching China Humanities Online: A Harvard Graduate Student’s Experience


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To create an online course was a new challenge for me. On the one hand, I had more flexibility to design different activities and bring in diverse materials than a traditional classroom. On the other hand, I had to figure out the most effective way of conveying a learning objective to an audience with varied backgrounds. —Ted Hui, Ph.D. candidate in Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations... Read more about Teaching China Humanities Online: A Harvard Graduate Student’s Experience