2019 HILT Spark Grants Kick-off + Networking Event

2019 HILT Spark Grants Kick-off + Networking Event

February 7, 2019

2019 HILT Spark Grants Kick-off  February 7, 2019   3:30pm – 5:30pm Discovery Bar, Cabot Science Library  Come and learn about HILT’s Spark Grants for faculty and staff. This event is in advance of our spring 2019 application deadline to help potential applicants hear tips on how what make successful HILT Spark projects, meet recent awardees, […]

Data Science and Applied Statistics Education Workshop

Data Science and Applied Statistics Education Workshop

January 25, 2019

Data Science and Applied Statistics Education Workshop Friday, January 25, 2019 10:00am—3:00pm CGIS Belfer Case Study Room Co-sponsored by the Harvard Data Science Initiative, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, this event focused on data science and applied statistics and brought together a select set […]

2018 HILT Conference

2018 HILT Conference

September 21, 2018

HILT Conference 2018: Implementing the Science of Learning to Advance the Art of Teaching Date: Friday, September 21, 2018 Location: Wasserstein Hall, Harvard University Program  |  Breakout Sessions  |   Speaker Bios  |  Logistics Resources  | Video  |  Photos The goals of the HILT Annual Conference are to: Promote dialogue across Harvard’s campuses about educational innovation, […]

Curriculum mapping projects across Harvard

Curriculum mapping projects across Harvard

June 4, 2018

Curriculum mapping projects across Harvard Speakers: Dustin Tingley, Logan McCarty, Louis Deslaurier, Brittany Butler, Harvard University Date: Monday, June 4, 2018, 3:00pm to 5:00pm Location: Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium Have you wondered which instructors have also taught your current students? Or how many courses are offered for a specific topic like ethics, applied statistics, or […]

Integrating my online course to improve the classroom experience

Integrating my online course to improve the classroom experience

December 8, 2017

Integrating my online course to improve the classroom experience Speaker: Kathryn Parker Boudett Date: Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: Harvard Hall 202 Lecturer Kathryn Parker Boudett shared how she utilizes her HarvardX online course, Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching, as pre-matriculation material in HGSE’s campus-based […]

2017 HILT Conference

2017 HILT Conference

September 20, 2017

HILT Conference 2017 Evaluating teaching Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard University #hiltconf HILT’s sixth Annual Conference on “Evaluating teaching” was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Wasserstein Hall. Thank you to those of you who joined us to explore various facets of evaluating teaching effectiveness at Harvard and beyond that incorporate partnerships between academic […]

Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty

Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty

April 24, 2017

Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty Speaker: Eric Beerbohm (government), Jill Lepore (history), and Charles Nesson (law) Date: Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm Location: Boylston Hall 110 – Fong Auditorium Why and when should debate be used as a teaching and learning tool? Professors Eric Beerbohm (government), Jill Lepore […]

Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach (Anything)

Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach (Anything)

November 30, 2016

Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach (Anything) Speakers: Doris Sommer (FA), Gigi Luk (HGSE), Viviane Gontijo (FAS), and Adriana Gutiérrez (FAS) Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:30pm to 6:00pm Location: Boylston Hall 110 – Fong Auditorium Arts is not only for appreciation. It can be used as a tool bridging content to audience. Through activities and interactions, […]

2016 HILT Conference

2016 HILT Conference

September 30, 2016

HILT Conference 2016: Interactivity HILT’s fifth Annual Conference was held on Friday, September 30th in Wasserstein Hall. The event showcased varied interactive instructional approaches and considerations for Harvard in an evolving education landscape. Conference materials: Program  |  Breakout Sessions  |  Speaker Bios  |  Logistics Resources  |  Video  |  Photos Video

Linking Learning Outcomes and Topics across the Undergraduate Curriculum

Linking Learning Outcomes and Topics across the Undergraduate Curriculum

January 26, 2016

Linking Learning Outcomes and Topics across the Undergraduate Curriculum Speakers: Karen E. Willcox, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3:30pm to 5:00pm Location: Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium This talk discusses two ongoing educational projects aimed at linking topics and outcomes across the undergraduate curriculum. First, the Crosslinks project […]

Structuring Peer Interactions for Massive Scale Learning

Structuring Peer Interactions for Massive Scale Learning

October 26, 2015

Structuring Peer Interactions for Massive Scale Learning Speakers: Chinmay Kulkarni, Carnegie Mellon University Date: Monday, October 26, 2015, 4:30pm to 6:00pm Location: William James Hall Room 105 Carnegie Mellon University’s Assistant Professor, Chinmay Kulkarni discusses his research with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and advances in the science of learning. He previously spoke on “Leveraging Global Diversity through Small […]

2015 HILT Conference

2015 HILT Conference

September 25, 2015

HILT Conference 2015: Designing an assessment for learning The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Annual Conference was held on Friday, September 25th at Batten Hall. Thank you to those of you who were able to join us! Conference materials Program, At-a-glance Participant List, Detailed Participant List, Resources This year’s event was constructed to build […]

A Conversation between Susan Singer and Harvard Science Faculty about Improving Undergraduate Science Education

A Conversation between Susan Singer and Harvard Science Faculty about Improving Undergraduate Science Education

May 1, 2015

A Conversation between Susan Singer and Harvard Science Faculty about Improving Undergraduate Science Education Speakers: Susan R. Singer, Carleton College and National Science Foundation Date: Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Location: By invitation only Susan Rundell Singer Susan Rundell Singer is Division Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF and Laurence […]

Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing

Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing

December 9, 2014

Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing Speakers: Steven Pinker, Jill Abramson, moderated by Samuel Moulton Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:00pm to 6:15pm Location: Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke Street Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we better learn and teach it? Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of […]

2014 HILT Conference

2014 HILT Conference

September 16, 2014

HILT Conference 2014: Engagement and Distance The HILT Annual Conference was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Wasserstein Hall. Thank you to those of you who joined us, both on campus and remotely! Theme and motivating questions The conference is designed around a motivating question, one that builds on the thematic questions from the two previous […]

Research-based principles for multimedia learning

Research-based principles for multimedia learning

May 5, 2014

Research-based principles for multimedia learning Speakers: Richard E. Mayer, UC Santa Barbara Date: Monday, May 5, 2014, 4:00pm Location: Sever Hall 113 “People learn more deeply from words and graphics than from words alone. This assertion can be called the multimedia principle, and it forms the basis for using multimedia instruction—that is, instruction containing words […]

Forgetting as a Friend of Learning

Forgetting as a Friend of Learning

October 11, 2013

Forgetting as a Friend of Learning: Implications for teaching and self-regulated learning Speakers: Dr. Robert A. Bjork, UCLA Date: Friday, October 11, 2013, 1:30pm Location: William James Hall 105 It is natural to think that learning is a matter of building up skills or knowledge in one’s memory and that forgetting is a matter of […]

2013 HILT Conference

2013 HILT Conference

May 8, 2013

HILT Conference 2013: Essentials May 8, 2013 Science Center (Plaza and Hall B) The 2nd annual conference hosted by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching focused on the framing question: In this time of disruption and innovation for universities, what are the essentials of good teaching and learning? Active engagement with focused, contrasting perspectives. In […]

Inaugural HILT Symposium

Inaugural HILT Symposium

February 3, 2012

HILT Symposium February 3, 2012 Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street) The inaugural HILT Symposium in February 2012 opened a Harvard-wide conversation, engaging over 300 faculty and students in dialogue, debate, and the sharing of ideas about pedagogical innovation. The event convened invited members of the Harvard community and presenters from within Harvard and externally who […]