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Director: Dustin Tingley

Promotes best practices in residential education and strengthens University-wide networks in teaching and learning

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Director: Dustin Tingley

Informs methods for 
leading on-campus and 
online learning through 
education data science

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Director: Daniel Seaton

Allows search, preview, and
reuse of Harvard digital
learning assets on campus

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Executive Director: Michael Kan

Enables faculty to create and implement research-enabled online learning experiences for online and residential use  

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Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL). This site provides a gateway for faculty interested in finding resources, best practices, and opportunities for collaboration related to innovative teaching and learning.

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Faculty Opportunities

VPAL provides support to faculty and instructors whether they wish to learn or share expertise, build a widget, entire module or course, or engage in cutting edge research. 

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Best Practices

Discover examples and case studies of innovative pedagogy, novel tools, and educational research happening around the University.

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We invite applications from candidates interested in advancing Harvard’s ongoing research on assessing and improving residential, blended, and open digital learning environments.

Into Practice

Into Practice, a biweekly e-letter, highlights the pedagogical practices of individual faculty members from across schools and delivers timely, evidence-based teaching advice. 

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Research Blog