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.)
Peter Bol, Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations, was interviewed on Voice of America's Daybreak Asia about his HarvardX course, "ChinaX." He co-teaches the course with colleague William Kirby, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies.
She will spend most of the next year dedicated full-time to software development on the Shared Canvas collaborative project with Harvard Library. The tools that come out of that project will eventually support the future course "The History of the Book" and potentially other HarvardX and faculty work. Read more about Welcome Rashmi Singhai to the HX Team
by Alison Brissette, Community Affairs/Harvard Allston Education Portal and Michael Patrick Rutter, HarvardX/HPAC
Abstaining from art, theater, dance, and most other forms of entertainment, the Puritans took solace “in the word.” Sermons and elegies by local ministers became a kind of glue that held towns together, especially during the hardscrabble days of an emerging nation. Read more about Puritan Poetry Forges Conversation and Community
17F, 12, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei, The Guest House, 17F, Sheraton Taipei Hotel, Taiwan
The Harvard Alumni Assocation and the Harvard Club of the Republic of China invite alumni and friends in Taiwan to attend a dinner with Peter K. Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning,Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University.