Teaching and learning: Taking stock

Posted on December 23rd, 2015

Since forming the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching in 2011 and launching edX with MIT in 2012, Harvard is now reviewing and assessing their efforts in blended and online learning. In a white paper report, Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber explores three of Harvard’s goals: “expanding access to knowledge,” “improving teaching and learning on campus,” and “advancing our understanding of how people learn.” Garber, along with Peter K. Bol, vice provost for advances in learning, elaborate on the research of the report and discuss the application of online-course technology to on-campus teaching and changes in classroom practice. UBC, which joined the edX consortium in 2014, is now similarly integrating MOOCs on campus in order to make teaching and learning more effective for students.