Faculty of Arts & Sciences

AskUp: Improving learning and metacognition through learner-generated questions

Awardees: Jonathan Hausmann (HMS-BIDMC), Elliott Yates (CADM-HUIT), Katherine Loboda (College), and Eli Miloslavsky (HMS-MGH)

Summary: Awardees will continue development of AskUp, a free, open-source studying and learning app that leverages evidence-based techniques to enhance learning, and will evaluate the efficacy of the application’s improvement to metacognition, self-directed learning, and class performance through small randomized trials.... Read more about AskUp: Improving learning and metacognition through learner-generated questions

SLab 2.0

Awardee: Alexander Rehding and Chris Danforth (FAS)

Summary: Awardee will upgrade and expand the Sound Studios Lab (SLab) to explore the medium of sound in teaching and learning.

Professor Rehding will build upon his previously awarded HILT grant to develop an enhanced version of the Sound Studios Lab with SLab 2.0, which will be more of a “lab” in the scientific sense: a space for experimentation and e... Read more about SLab 2.0

Teach Anywhere: a portable kit that converts any space into a technology-enabled learning space

Awardees: Logan McCarty and Melissa Franklin (FAS)

Summary: Awardees will create and evaluate portable “Teach Anywhere” kits that convert any space into a flexible learning environment and address common challenges related to teaching in non-traditional classrooms including acoustics, media projection, and partitioning.

Awardees aim to build on the success of the “SciBox” classroom, constructed in 2013 with...

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Transforming team-learning teaching cases for online platforms: scaling up an e-learning module development project to expand reach across Harvard and to public health professionals in field settings

Awardees: S. Bryn Austin (HMS-CH), Chris Dede (HGSE), Holly Gooding (HMS-BWH), Megan Kipp (M.Ed. ’10), Lori Garg (HMS-CH), Adrienne Phelps-Coco (DCE), and Karina Lin (DCE)

Summary: Awardees will extend the transformation of traditional to online cases across Harvard by developing a new e-module for delivering teaching cases on-line to public health professionals in field settings, and convening a cross-Harvard workshop to share best practices.

Building on the work of their 2016 Spark Grant,...

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