As Harvard continues to advance teaching and research on campus, online, and beyond through HarvardX, a University-wide initiative to enable faculty to create open online learning experiences, a new program is underway to combine online educational resources with in-person teaching components.
Samantha Earp, who has served as interim executive director of HarvardX since July of last year, has been appointed executive director, effective immediately.
She reports to HarvardX Faculty Director Rob Lue, who is also Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Bok Center, and works closely with the HarvardX Research Committee co-chaired by Andrew Ho, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education, and Dan Levy, Senior Lecture in Public Policy at the Kennedy School. Read more about Samantha Earp Appointed Executive Director of HarvardX
Harvard Gazette By Michael Patrick Rutter, Harvard Correspondent
In “Gone Tomorrow,” a novel steeped in academic life, Professor P.F. Kluge writes: “In some ways the goals of teaching and writing are the same. You hope to connect to someone else, to make them care about what you care about. So that the things which matter, the things that matter to you, matter to them.” Read more about Reconnecting Graduates
In library circles over the past two years, the elephant in the room has been “How will we support Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at our institution?” edX is the not-for-profit organization founded by Harvard and MIT to transform education worldwide by offering MOOCs for free. edX has engaged in a number of partnerships with other educational institutions to offer interesting courses. Read more about Kyle Courtney Provides Strategies for MOOCs and Syllabus Material
Acacia Landfield has been hired as the Digital Learning Project Manager, a joint role with the Digital Strategy team within Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC) and HarvardX. She will also support the broader effort of Vice Provost Peter Bol's new advances in learning effort.
The following HILT January Wintersession events listed below are teaching and learning opportunities open to members of the Harvard Community. Events are hosted by various schools and departments on campus. Some require registration and/or are more appropriate for specific populations. Please visit the event links for more information. (Note that many of these sites require Harvard PIN and password.)