On Dec 6, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching (HILT) affinity groups for Learning Design and Learning Data & Analytics held a joint event focused on “Evidence of Learning.” Begun in 2017, HILT Affinity Groups convene Harvard affiliates approximately twice a year around shared teaching and learning interests.
Most of Harvard's schools were represented among the forty participants at the event, which took place at Longfellow Hall 319/320, the Harvard Graduate School of Education's flexible learning space. Presenters came from the Harvard Library, Harvard Business School, the Graduate Schools of Design and Education, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The format consisted of a combination of lightning talks and gallery walks around posters, a "talks-plus-walks" approach that one participant called "an effective springboard for talking with colleagues.”
The flexible space Longfellow Hall 319/320 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where the event took place, featuring four poster presentations.
Encompassing a wide range of educational settings and contexts -- from an online professional development program for early education leaders at HGSE, to an introductory Life Sciences undergraduate course, to teaching library research competency skills (and much more) -- each presentation shared a story about a learning design that captured evidence of learning, and how this method/process/technique could transfer to other contexts across Harvard.
One of the presenters interacting with the audience