The Spark of Learning – Energizing and Motivating Students in Uncertain Times

The Spark of Learning – Energizing and Motivating Students in Uncertain Times

December 10, 2021

Research-Informed Teaching and Learning Affinity Group The Spark of Learning – Energizing and Motivating Students in Uncertain Times Friday, December 10: 11:00am – 12:15pm Register here to receive Zoom link Historically, we have constructed our classrooms with the assumption that learning is a dry, staid affair, ruled by an unemotional consideration of the facts. The […]

“Connecting Scholarship with Action” with Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman

“Connecting Scholarship with Action” with Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman

November 17, 2021

“Connecting Scholarship with Action” with Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Watch event recording Professors Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman share a passion for teaching students how to tackle real-world problems. In this follow-on event to HILT’s 2021 annual conference, the professors will discuss their […]

State of Learning Design: An Informal Event to Talk About Where Our Work Is Right Now

State of Learning Design: An Informal Event to Talk About Where Our Work Is Right Now

November 17, 2021

Learning Design Affinity Group State of Learning Design: An Informal Event to Talk About Where Our Work Is Right Now Wednesday, November 17: 12:30pm – 1:30pm How are you? We have experienced so many changes to our work that now that we transition into another academic year, we thought it would be a good time […]

“Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists” with Jeff Behrends, James Mickens, and Trystan Goetze

“Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists” with Jeff Behrends, James Mickens, and Trystan Goetze

November 10, 2021

“Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists” with Jeff Behrends, James Mickens, and Trystan Goetze Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Watch the video recording In a follow-on to HILT’s 2021 Conference, we will learn how Embedded EthiCS meets the challenge of making ethical reasoning integral to computer science education. We’ll explore […]

Virtual Tours of Houghton Library and Countway Library Renovations

Virtual Tours of Houghton Library and Countway Library Renovations

November 2, 2021

Learning Spaces Affinity Group Virtual Tours of Houghton Library and Countway Library Renovations Tuesday, November 2: 10:30am – 11:30am Last year while many of us were working remotely, Houghton and Countway libraries were getting a makeover. Kristine Greive from Houghton Library will lead us on a virtual tour of Houghton’s renovation highlighting the ways that […]

Using Microsoft’s PowerApps to quickly create formative assessment tools (and other fun stuff)

Using Microsoft’s PowerApps to quickly create formative assessment tools (and other fun stuff)

October 7, 2021

Learning Data & Analytics Affinity Group Using Microsoft’s PowerApps to quickly create formative assessment tools (and other fun stuff) Thursday, October 7: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Watch event recording Formative assessment tools can greatly enhance the learning experience of our students. However, standard surveying tools seldom have the flexibility we need to capture and mirror back […]

2021 HILT Conference

2021 HILT Conference

September 24, 2021

2021 Conference “Tackling Global Challenges from the Harvard Classroom and Beyond” A virtual event Friday, September 24, 2021 The last two years have emphasized the importance of active learning principles, working collaboratively in groups, and engaging with local communities on important issues. Given the ongoing worldwide challenges that were at the forefront of 2020 – […]

VPAL’s Canvas Dashboards – Lessons Learned

VPAL’s Canvas Dashboards – Lessons Learned

August 11, 2021

Learning Data & Analytics Affinity Group VPAL’s Canvas Dashboards – Lessons Learned Wednesday, August 11: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Zac Wang, HILT’s Senior Manager for Resources Adoption and Impact in VPAL, will discuss Canvas Dashboards-Lessons Learned, and later we will try to identify some of our community needs for Zac to bring back to VPAL.

Designing and Teaching a Hybrid Course

Designing and Teaching a Hybrid Course

July 28, 2021

Learning Design Affinity Group Designing and Teaching a Hybrid Course Wednesday, July 28: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Watch the event recording The hybrid classroom took teaching and learning world by storm as colleges and universities grappled with balancing online teaching, in-person learning, and public health considerations. With the hybrid model at the forefront of many schools’ […]

Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more!

Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more!

July 14, 2021

Learning Data & Analytics Affinity Group Canvas APIs, LTIs, Data and more! Wednesday, July 14: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Watch event recording 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 […]

Learning Analytics Reboot

Learning Analytics Reboot

May 19, 2021

Learning Data & Analytics Affinity Group Learning Analytics Reboot Wednesday, May 19: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 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 […]

Distracted: Using the Science of Learning to Cultivate Student Attention

Distracted: Using the Science of Learning to Cultivate Student Attention

May 7, 2021

Research-Informed Teaching & Learning Affinity Group Distracted: Using the Science of Learning to Cultivate Student Attention Friday, May 7: 11:00am – 12:00pm 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 […]

“I Learn Best When” | Centering Student Voices

“I Learn Best When” | Centering Student Voices

April 29, 2021

“I Learn Best When” | Centering Student Voices Thursday, April 29th 4:15pm to 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 […]

Student Success Initiatives

Student Success Initiatives

April 28, 2021

Learning Design Affinity Group Student Success Initiatives Wednesday, April 28: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 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 […]

Virtual Harvard: Using 3D imaging to support learning space planning

Virtual Harvard: Using 3D imaging to support learning space planning

March 22, 2021

Learning Spaces Affinity Group Virtual Harvard: Using 3D imaging to support learning space planning Monday, March 22: 3:00pm – 4:00pm While many of our campus spaces have been empty, the Virtual Harvard team has been hard at work, capturing high-resolution 3D scans of building interiors. Rus Gant from the Harvard Visualization Lab will show us some […]

Module 0, Preparing students for online learning success

Module 0, Preparing students for online learning success

February 10, 2021

Learning Design Affinity Group Module 0, Preparing students for online learning success Tuesday, February 10: 12:00pm – 1:00pm What is Module 0? It depends on who you ask. When it comes to helping our students get started with a course, every school has a different way to do that. Some programs focus on helping students access […]

How to talk about far-right extremism and disinformation in the classroom

How to talk about far-right extremism and disinformation in the classroom

February 9, 2021

How to talk about far-right extremism and disinformation in the classroom with Joan Donovan Tuesday, February 9: 5:00pm to 6:00pm It’s always difficult to talk about pressing social issues in the classroom, especially as political polarization, disinformation, and extremism take over public conversations. Students often rely on social media, particularly YouTube and Tik Tok, to […]

Human Bridges in the Study of Race, Religion, Art, and Politics

Human Bridges in the Study of Race, Religion, Art, and Politics

December 7, 2020

Human Bridges in the Study of Race, Religion, Art, and Politics Monday, December 7 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Registration closes at 3:00pm on Monday, December 7) Speakers (pictured above from left to right) K. Healan Gaston, Lecturer on American Religious History and Ethics (HDS) Steven Harris, Ph.D. student in the Committee on the Study of […]

Next Gen Success = Harvard Success: Inclusive Practices for Supporting First-Gen, Lower-Income Students In and Beyond the Classroom

Next Gen Success = Harvard Success: Inclusive Practices for Supporting First-Gen, Lower-Income Students In and Beyond the Classroom

November 10, 2020

Next Gen Success = Harvard Success: Inclusive Practices for Supporting First-Gen, Lower-Income Students In and Beyond the Classroom Tuesday, November 10 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Q&A: Answers from speakers Speakers: Becca Spindel Bassett, NGI Curriculum Development Fellow and P.h.D. Candidate at HGSE Shandra M. Jones, NGI Curriculum Development Lead and P.h.D. Candidate at HGSE Danny Rojas, […]

2020 HILT Conference

2020 HILT Conference

October 16, 2020

2020 Conference: Championing Equitable Instruction and Inclusive Classrooms A virtual event: Friday, October 16, 2020 Video recordings: Event content: Conference Program Breakout Sessions Virtual Event Logistics and FAQs Speaker Bios Resources   The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with newly energized movements opposing inequality and oppression of Black communities and people of color, highlights the importance of […]

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