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HILT Annual Conference 2018

September 25, 2018

 

Kerrey: Let’s re-emphasize critical thinking

We live in a country where 75 percent of the populace can name all Three Stooges, but fewer than half can identify a single Supreme Court justice. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey made that observation early in Friday’s Harvard Institute for Learning & Teaching (HILT) conference, “Implementing the Science of Learning to Advance the Art of Teaching.” For Kerrey, that statistic is the perfect proof that the nature of education needs to be rethought. ...

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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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