Harvard Syllabus Explorer is a web application developed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning - Research Group. Syllabus Explorer combines registrarial data and syllabi from Canvas to give users the ability to search for and download syllabi across Harvard.
Harvard Link is a personalized dashboard for faculty and staff that uses text analytics to make suggestions on Harvard researchers, courses, organizations, research funding opportunities, news, and events that are related to the user’s interests. Link draws upon data from hundreds of sources across Harvard, allowing users to more easily find and connect with new people and resources related to their interests.
IM spotlights reflective instructors from across the university using high-leverage teaching strategies applicable to multiple settings and grounded in teaching and learning research. Moves are anchored in videos that combine class footage with reflections from instructors and students, and these videos are supplemented by relevant research on the move’s efficacy, tips for enacting this move in diverse settings, and related resources that facilitate deeper exploration.
A digital publication based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education produced for educators everywhere. Usable Knowledge was founded to connect research to practice. They make education research and well-vetted strategies accessible to a wide audience: teachers and principals, district leaders, policymakers, university faculty and higher ed professionals, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, members of the media, and parents.
Course design resources from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, including 1) Backward Design, 2) Functions of the Syllabus, 3) Formative ("low-stakes") vs. Summative ("high-stakes") Assessments, 4) Assignment Modalities, 5) Framing and Sequencing Assignments, and 6) Grading and Responding to Student Work.
Resources on in-class teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, including 1) Building Rapport, 2) Classroom Contracts, 3) Active Learning, 4) Instructional Strategies, and 5) Technology and Student Distraction.
Key concepts in learning sciences from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, including 1) How Memory Works, 2) Comprehending and Communicating Knowledge, 3) Metacognition and Motivation, and 4) Promoting Engagement.
In distinguishing fact from opinion, quantitative information is often seen as more reliable, but Mario Luis Small, Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, wants students also to see the value of qualitative data for assessing such claims. In his course Qualitative Network Analysis, he requires students to analyze empirical research (including their own ethnographic cases) with a qualitative lens and thoroughly evaluate “authors who believe they’re making a defensible claim about some aspect of society.”
This section of the Christensen Center website explores the Case Method in Practice along the following dimensions: i) Preparing to Teach; ii) Leading in the Classroom; iii) Providing Assessment; and iv) Feedback Sample Class. Each subsection provides perspectives and guidance through a written overview, supplemented by video commentary from experienced case method instructors. Where relevant, links are included to downloadable documents produced by the Christensen Center or Harvard Business School Publishing. References for further reading are provided as well.
Learning Spaces Week at Harvard convened June 8 – 11, 2015 with over 200 Harvard affiliates participating in an event similar to an academic scavenger hunt. Participants were given a suggested itinerary to tour various learning spaces around Harvard University in Cambridge, Allston, and the Longwood Medical Campus. Each of the 23 locations provided demonstrations on the use of the space or enabled participants to tour via an open-house style.
The Harvard Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG) Chan Chapter was founded in 2014 to bring together students who are interested in applying insights from behavioral economics, psychology, and related disciplines to improve public health. Recent literature has shed light on predictable biases in how we make decisions and identified important opportunities to positively influence our health behaviors–whether getting a flu shot, enrolling in health insurance, or eating a healthier diet. We work closely with the Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG) housed at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as well as the faculty-level Behavioral Insights Group (BIG).
The Health Equity & Leadership (HEAL) Student Organization at Harvard Chan stemmed from the simple idea to bring together students and community members of different disciplines to address issues of health inequity in the United States. HEAL was formed in 2012 by a group of students who believed that there is a need for more partnerships between diverse communities and stakeholders to create innovative, effective solutions in addressing health inequities. Continuing this mission, HEAL is dedicated to generating discourse and action to resolve issues related to health inequities in the Boston and Cambridge communities. Through a series of workshops and presentations, HEAL aims to educate and empower students to address issues of inequity in health and well-being in their communities throughout their career. HEAL also hosts an annual conference which connects students with leaders from government, community-based organizations, and academia in order to facilitate discussion and encourage action aimed at addressing the issues of health inequity and racial injustice in our communities.
The Harvard Chan WIL Student Organization offers a range of programming to prepare women for leadership roles in health care and aim to challenge, motivate, and inspire students as they explore their personal journeys toward authentic and effective leadership. Events supporting this mission include speaker series, skills-based workshops, community service, and networking events. Finally, we believe that it is critical to create a community of female leaders in health. As such, our flagship event- the annual student-alumnae conference- focuses on strengthening and growing this community.
The mission of the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is to improve health at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, HPHR will publish content grounded in thoughtful evaluation of evidence and research that addresses issues of health equity.
PHIT seeks to provide an interactive space for students to gain knowledge, provoke thoughtful discussion, and advocate for innovations and technologies that positively impact global public health. We aim to enable and empower students to develop their ideas and grow their professional networks while exploring developments in the field and learning and sharing opportunities for action.
The Harvard Chan Environmental Justice Student Organization aims to motivate students to reduce health inequalities and to disseminate relevant information about environmental justice in our communities, countries, and the world.