Digital Learning & HarvardX for Allston

Programs offered in Digital Learning and HarvardX for Allston serve as an on-ramp to online opportunities and encourage participants to further engage with related edX courses and explore HarvardX offerings. Under the leadership of Robert A. Lue, faculty director for HarvardX and faculty director of the Ed Portal, Digital Learning and HarvardX for Allston enriches learning experiences and workforce development opportunities for Allston-Brighton through robust content from across Harvard’s schools, and engagement with faculty, students, and other community members.

Digital Learning

The Harvard Ed Portal provides members with digital learning programs and resources, designed to help them take advantage of online learning opportunities and to learn new skills using digital tools. Digital learning opportunities include programs and events focused on career development, lifelong learning, community building, and current events.

Membership Benefit: Career Resource Room

Members are invited to explore digital learning resources including edX.org in the Career Resource Room. Learn more about the Career Resource Room and the Ed Portal’s Workforce Development program.

HarvardX for Allston

A collaboration between the Harvard Ed Portal and HarvardX, HarvardX for Allston brings innovative approaches to lifelong learning to residents of Allston-Brighton and beyond. By incorporating HarvardX’s digital content with opportunities for in-person programs, trainings, interactions, and discussions, HarvardX for Allston provides Allston-Brighton residents with facilitated programs that allow participants to engage with online learning in new and exciting ways.

Membership Benefit: HarvardX for Allston Scholarships

The Harvard Ed Portal is now offering HarvardX for Allston Scholarships! HarvardX courses are free to sign up, and for a fee, you can also receive an certification upon completion of the course. The first deadline is March 30—learn more!

HarvardX 101

Online learning gives you unlimited opportunities to expand your world. HarvardX 101: Exploring the World of Free Online Courses is a free workshop offered every semester that guides attendees in exploring the possibilities for online learning and in understanding the process of signing up for, and participating in, an online course. Visit our website regularly to learn more about upcoming events!

Learning Xchanges

Community members come together to engage in learning around HarvardX online courses through the Harvard Ed Portal’s Learning Xchanges. These facilitated group workshops introduce local residents to HarvardX through interactive discussions and activities and serve as an on-ramp to the Ed Portal’s Digital Learning opportunities.

HarvardX Faculty Speaker Events

Recognizing the importance of educational dialogues between Harvard and the Allston-Brighton community, the Faculty Speaker Series has been one of the Ed Portal’s signature programs since it opened its doors in 2008. The Ed Portal also welcomes faculty who have created HarvardX courses to discuss content from their online courses—providing community members with a unique opportunity to engage in-person with fellow online learners and faculty.