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Notes from the Vice Provost: Into Practice e-Letter for Teaching Faculty

May 15, 2015

Colleagues,

With sponsorship from HILT, the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning will prototype an e-letter intended for teaching faculty at Harvard.

The aim of "Into Practice" is to provide timely, evidence-based advice to enhance learning.

The first issue will hit your inbox next week – we welcome and hope you will provide feedback – and will be distributed on a regular basis starting in the fall. 

Best,

Peter Bol
Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
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HarvardX Seeks Tech Developer with Accessibility Expertise

April 23, 2015

HarvardX, the University-wide initiative that supports online learning and research, is seeking suggestions for a short-term technology developer with specific experience in accessibility remediation.

HarvardX aims to take some of our homegrown exercises and tools in online learning and make them more accessible to those with disabilities (at this time, specifically visual and auditory impairments). This will be a short-term contract

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Notes from the Vice Provost: ASU & edX Global Freshman Academy

April 23, 2015

Colleagues,

Arizona State University (ASU) and edX just launched the Global Freshman Academy, a competency-based online learning program designed to help learners earn freshman-level university credit from ASU.

  • Composed of 12 courses, the Academy provides an additional path to enter ASU by earning credit (even completing the full freshman year) and by potentially transferring
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AAG Names Peter Bol Its 2015 Honorary Geographer

April 6, 2015

The Association of American Geographers has named Peter Bol as its 2015 Honorary Geographer. Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. In making its selection, the AAG recognized Bol’s leadership role and engagement with the AAG to build university-wide support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research at Harvard University, and the resulting establishment of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, of which he was its first and extraordinarily successful director.

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