Suffolk History Professor Robert Allison will be among those whose Harvard Extension School courses will be previewed on iTunes U, according to a report on

Harvard's continuing education program will publish the preview of Allison's "History of Boston" course content through an effort with Apple computer.

It will be among 15 previews of the 50 distance education programs to be offered at the Extension School this spring.

The 10- to 15-minute previews are available to the public, and podcasts of the introductory lectures are available for download.