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Harvard Gazette features 2018 HILT Annual Conference

September 25, 2018

The three goals of the annual conference are to promote dialogue across Harvard’s campuses about education innovation, to provide examples of experimental approaches and research studies that generalize across academic fields, and to expand the network of Harvard constituents who are improving educational practice.

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey and Stephen M. Kosslyn were featured in the morning panel to discuss their involvement with San Francisco’s Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute, which aims to replace traditional classroom education with a cognitive...

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Harvard Syllabus Explorer has Launched

September 4, 2018

The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning is proud to announce Harvard Syllabus Explorer, a new syllabus search tool to use across FAS. It is designed to help Harvard students explore and select courses as well as to serve as a research asset for Harvard students, faculty, and staff. Syllabi are collected from Canvas and course information is provided by the Registrars / HUIT.

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Harvard boosts on-campus reuse of online course content

April 14, 2017

 

A Harvard University collaboration is facilitating reuse of content from HarvardX’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)—offering new access to educational resources for on-campus teaching and learning.  

Education data scientists from Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Research team and technologists from Harvard University Information Technology and HarvardX have jointly created and are initiating a beta launch of HarvardDART (Digital Assets for Reuse in Teaching): a modern search application easing discovery of digital teaching and...

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VPAL Research, HarvardX work to Enable Adaptive Learning in New Online Course

February 2, 2017

HarvardX, a Harvard University strategic initiative, is running a massive open online course (MOOC) featuring adaptive learning and assessment algorithms, which tailor course material in response to student performance. 

Adaptive learning functionality–never before offered in a HarvardX course and featured in a few courses across the edX online learning platform–has been deployed in Super-Earths and Life, instructed by Harvard’s Phillips Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov. The effort aims...

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Harvard and MIT Researchers Release New Report on Open Online Courses

January 12, 2017

 

A joint research team from Harvard University and MIT has announced the release of a comprehensive report on learner engagement and behavior in 290 massive open online courses (MOOCs). 

Building on their prior work – 2014 and 2015 benchmark reports describing the first two years of open online courses launched on edX, a non-profit learning platform co-founded by the two institutions – the team’s new study reviews four years of...

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