Past Events & Recordings

Explore past events hosted or sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) and its Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) office.

Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more!

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Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
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Thank you to all who attended our kick-off meeting and provided ideas for future meetings. We are excited to welcome Gabe Abrams, Senior Software Engineer at DCE who will discuss Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more! Following his 20 minute presentation, we will have 10 minutes for Q&A, 10 minutes for networking in breakout rooms, followed by a wrap-up and any announcements.... Read more about Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more!

“Addressing food insecurity and nutritional quality during the pandemic”

Tuesday, July 13, 2021: 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Recording coming soon!

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Both food and nutrition insecurity are significant problems in the United States despite recent declines in food insecurity and the abundance of food produced and available across the country. Suboptimal eating patterns are contributing greatly to rising rates of chronic disease, obesity and high blood pressure and even premature death. Diet-related chronic diseases, including heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes, are now the leading causes of death. Black, Latinx, and Native Americans, as well as people living in rural and lower-income counties suffer the greatest disparities in food and nutrition insecurity. Beyond effects on health, food and nutrition insecurity create enormous strain on productivity, health care spending, and military readiness.  A number of significant steps have been taken to promote healthier eating patterns and racial equity during the pandemic. This panel will focus on a variety of recent federal actions to strengthen food security, drive down hunger, and put a greater emphasis on the importance of nutrition as well as evidence of impact.... Read more about “Addressing food insecurity and nutritional quality during the pandemic”

“COVID-19, US health inequities, and the long reach of history”

Wednesday, June 30, 2021: 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Recording coming soon!

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Professors Evelynn Hammonds (FAS) and Nancy Krieger (HSPH) will engage in a conversation focused on the intertwined sociopolitical and socioeconomic drivers of racialized health inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk will draw on the professors' distinct and overlapping expertise in relation to history of science, social epidemiology, and a shared commitment to understanding and addressing societal health inequities from the past to the present. The conversation will be moderated by Michael Jeffries, Professor of American Studies & Dean of Academic Affairs, Wellesley College.... Read more about “COVID-19, US health inequities, and the long reach of history”

Learning Analytics Reboot

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Learning Analytics Reboot

Wednesday, May 19, 2021: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
 

This will be a chance to hear what others are doing (or wondering about) with respect to learning analytics at Harvard, and of course networking! In preparation for this meeting we encourage you to read the latest EDUCAUSE 2021 Teaching and Learning Horizons Report.

Distracted: Using the Science of Learning to Cultivate Student Attention

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Distracted: Using the Science of Learning to Cultivate Student Attention

Friday, May 7, 2021: 11:00am – 12:00pm
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It often seems that the current generation of students is more distracted than ever, especially given the proliferation of technology at our fingertips. In the face of ever-present distractions, how can we cultivate students’ attention in order to foster deep learning? In this first meeting of the Research-Informed Teaching and Learning (RITL) Affinity Group, we will share research-based insights from James Lang’s new book Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (2020) and collectively brainstorm applications to our own work as educators. (No need to read the book beforehand!) We will also make time to discuss future directions for this affinity group.

For updates on future events and resources, sign up for the RITL listserv here.

"I Learn Best When" | Centering Student Voices

2020 HILT Conference Capstone Event

"I Learn Best When" | Centering Student Voices

Thursday, April 29, 2021: 4:15pm - 5:30pm

A panel of students from various Harvard Schools will share their experiences as learners. Through the lens of inclusivity and equity, what approaches have they seen work well? What advice do they have for when models or structures don't work so well? The panel will be co-moderated by Sherri Charleston, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (ODIB), and Alta Mauro, Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Belonging (Harvard College). All Harvard students are welcome to join the conversation. All Harvard faculty and staff are welcome to attend, learn from our students, and ask questions.

This event is a follow-on to the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) annual conference, "Championing Equitable Instruction and Inclusive Classrooms." Learn more about the 2020 HILT Conference on our website at hilt.harvard.edu/annual-conference.... Read more about "I Learn Best When" | Centering Student Voices

Student Success Initiatives

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Student Success Initiatives

Wednesday, April 28, 2021: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Watch the recording on Panapto

Among the myriad hardships of the past year, learners of all ages rapidly adjusted to distanced educational environments, including student support services outside of the classroom. Such changes across Harvard University required swift and decisive work by faculty, instructors, and staff as it became necessary for schools and programs to pivot away from familiar formats and routines.

Please join the HILT Learning Design affinity group on April 28th at 12PM ET for a webinar on recent student success initiatives featuring colleagues from across the Harvard University community. Each of the panel’s presenters will share experiences from the past year... Read more about Student Success Initiatives

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