February 5, 2016
HILT awarded six Spark Grants of $5 – 15K this spring. Awardees will:
- Build a DIY flipping kit. Mae Klinger, Maria Flanagan, and Carolyn Wood (HKS) will create a “do it yourself” flipping kit to help faculty across the University develop blended learning materials using Canvas.
- Create real-time connections in online courses. Adrienne Phelps-Coco and Karina Lin (DCE) will evaluate types of interactivity between faculty and students and generate a resource guide of best practices to assist instructors in interacting with online and residential students in Canvas.
- Develop a design thinking curriculum across schools. Carlyn James (GSD) and Tyler Samstag (HGSE) will build a community of practice around design thinking at Harvard with workshops, design fellow positions, and an online resource platform.
- Evaluate the impact of Mechanistic Concept Mapping (MCM) as collaborative learning tool. Krisztina Fischer (HMS-BWH) will conduct a mixed-methods study in HMS course Homeostasis I.
- Extend active classroom activities for online students. Greg Aimo and Rebecca Nesson (DCE) will develop methods for online students to participate in active learning exercises designed for the traditional classroom.
- Transform team-learning teaching cases in public health for online platforms. S. Bryn Austin (HMS-CH), Chris Dede (HGSE), and Holly Gooding (HMS-CH) will transform STRIPED teaching cases for online delivery, consistent with digital learning research, and toward expanded outreach to working professionals.