• Harvard University Herbaria

    The Harvard University Herbaria include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

    "The Peabody Museum... - Offers exhibitions, workshops, symposia, and publications - Serves a wide public audience through youth and adult educational programs - Allows faculty and students to draw upon the collections to enrich classes and research - Is a member of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) consortium."
  • Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA)

    The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) supports geospatial research and teaching at Harvard University. The Center provides geographic information systems (GIS) solutions ranging from general cartography and mapping to spatial visualizations, web maps, and web services. By integrating spatial data with knowledge from multiple disciplines, CGA actively promotes the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the Harvard curriculum. The Center's mission is to strengthen GIS infrastructure and services across the University.
  • Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

    The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics seeks to advance teaching and research on ethical issues in public life. The Center stands at the core of what is now a well-established movement at Harvard and throughout the world that is giving ethics a prominent place in the curriculum and on the agenda of research. The Center encourages the activities of the professional schools, and provides a forum for university-wide communication and collaboration. Each of the faculties has begun its own courses and centers, and has developed its own group of scholars specializing in ethics. More than twenty fellows of the Center have gone on to hold teaching appointments at Harvard.
  • Institute for Qualitative Social Science at Harvard University (IQSS)

    We aim to move the social sciences from thinking about the greatest problems affecting human societies to understanding and solving them. IQSS builds cutting edge social science infrastructure, fosters a flourishing community of social scientists, and does whatever it can to help students, faculty, and staff leverage each other's advances and take us all to the next level. We even apply the tools of social science (big data, bigger analytics, novel theories, and behavioral science) to improve the administrative operations of our own Institute and the Harvard administration more generally; see our unusually transparent metrics on Institute performance, detailed roadmaps of where we've been and where we're going, and some of our products used very widely across the university and the world.
  • Global Health Education and Learning Incubator

    The Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University inspires and supports innovative learning, teaching, and dialogue about cutting-edge, multidisciplinary global challenges.
  • Curriculum mapping projects across Harvard

    The Harvard Initiative for Learning and teaching (HILT) hosted its Speaker Series on June 4, 2018 in the Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall featuring Curriculum Mapping projects from across Harvard.
  • Integrating my online course to improve the classroom experience

    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 Data Wise Leadership Institute.
  • 2017 HILT Conference

    HILT's sixth Annual Conference on "Evaluating teaching," held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Wasserstein Hall explored various facets of evaluating teaching effectiveness at Harvard and beyond that incorporate partnerships between academic professional staff and faculty toward improving teaching and learning. 
  • Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty

    Why and when should debate be used as a teaching and learning tool?
  • Pre-Texts: The Arts Teach (Anything)

    Arts is not only for appreciation. It can be used as a tool bridging content to audience. Through activities and interactions, content knowledge is shared with the instructors and learners, breaking the barriers of language and literacy proficiency.
  • 2016 HILT Conference

    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.
  • Linking Learning Outcomes and Topics across the Undergraduate Curriculum

    This talk discusses two ongoing educational projects aimed at linking topics and outcomes across the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Structuring Peer Interactions for Massive Scale Learning

    Carnegie Mellon University's Assistant Professor, Chinmay Kulkarni discusses his research with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and advances in the science of learning.
  • 2015 HILT Conference

    The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Annual Conference was held on Friday, September 25th at Batten Hall. This year's event was constructed to build on prior themes, but reflect HILT's strategically phased approach to its work. Specifically, a shift from "launching and catalyzing" to "deepening and documenting" the impact of innovative teaching and learning.
  • 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 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

    Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we better learn and teach it?
  • 2014 HILT Conference

    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

    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.
  • Forgetting as a Friend of Learning

    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 […]