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.... Read more about Harvard Gazette features 2018 HILT Annual Conference
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.
Harvard’s efforts to leverage technology to create more effective teaching tools, strategies, and resources will have a new leader this fall, with the appointment of Harvard Business School Professor Bharat Anand as the University’s new vice provost for advances in learning (VPAL).
Peter K. Bol, the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, will step down at the end of the summer as vice provost for advances in learning to return to the faculty and to his teaching and research on China’s history.
VPAL joined a number of organizations in support of the inaugural DataFest conference spotlighting Harvard’s data science resources. Read the Harvard Gazette story for more information on the Jan. 17-18 event.
https://vpal.harvard.edu/innovationHarvardX, 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...
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...