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Notes from the Vice Provost: Prototype e-Letter "Into Practice"

May 18, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a prototype e-letter sponsored by my office and supported by HILT.

Intended for teaching faculty at Harvard, "Into Practice" will provide timely, evidence-based advice to enhance learning. I hope you enjoy the first issue where we highlight the flipped classroom, an experiment some of you may be thinking about this summer as you prepare for another academic year… Read more about Notes from the Vice Provost: Prototype e-Letter "Into Practice"

Note from the Vice Provost: Attendance Study Review

May 15, 2015

We were very pleased to see the completion of the committee's memorandum on the attendance study and are grateful for their work.

In addition to the steps my office has already taken to further strengthen our research processes and protocols, the review serves as a reminder of the importance of balancing our commitment to learning with our commitment to our students and faculty.

Keeping this in mind will be ever more vital as we navigate the evolving … Read more about Note from the Vice Provost: Attendance Study Review

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
Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian… Read more about Notes from the Vice Provost: Into Practice e-Letter for Teaching Faculty

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 hire to work on mitigation of exercises… Read more about HarvardX Seeks Tech Developer with Accessibility Expertise

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.

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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