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Learning about learning: Creating a connection

first_imgPeter Bol, Harvard’s vice provost for advances in learning (VPAL), announced Thursday the formation of the VPAL Research Group. The organization will integrate HarvardX and the research fellows’ programs from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), and adds new leadership and positions.“This fusion to support our growing work in the learning sciences is absolutely additive,” said Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, who has served in the vice provost role for two years. “Moreover, research is following our faculty, as what is happening online and in the classroom is increasingly blurred, and researchers have already been skating across both realms. In that sense, it’s a reflection of a reality that has already existed over the past few years.”The VPAL Research Group will be dedicated to advancing Harvard’s research on assessing and improving residential, blended, and digital learning environments.The newly formed VPAL Research Group will strive to study learning whenever and whenever it happens—even in virtual environments such as those created by the Visualization Lab in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Photo courtesy of the Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching.“Grounded by HarvardX’s benchmark studies on MOOC [massive open online course] learners and HILT’s ongoing efforts to convene faculty and build a teaching and learning network across campus, we are working from a position of strength,” said Dustin Tingley, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, who will assume the faculty directorship of the new VPAL research team. “Looking ahead, our charge is to enable faculty research as well as develop new opportunities for research that come out of Harvard’s investment in technologies like the new Canvas platform.”Tingley is also the director of graduate studies for the Harvard Government Department, faculty director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s Undergraduate Research Scholar program, and founding director of the Program on Experience Based Learning in the Social Sciences, which created and helps maintain ABLConnect, a resource for activity-based and active learning.Andrew Ho, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who has simultaneously served as chair of the HarvardX Research Committee and directed on an interim basis the efforts of the HarvardX research team, will become the chair of the VPAL Research Committee.The committee supporting and advising Ho and Tingley will be composed of faculty members from across Harvard, many of whom have previously served as advisers to the prior HarvardX research group. Designed around topic subgroups to help define and advance particular priorities, the committee will tackle adaptive learning; hybrid classrooms; and the use, sharing, and privacy of learning data, among other issues, while also fostering cutting-edge research.“Our aim remains steadfast: supporting the charge by our faculty to improve teaching and exploring the emerging, constantly changing state of what Provost Alan Garber calls ‘anywhere, anytime learning,’ ” said Bol. “I am very much in line with a growing sentiment of the learning sciences research community. Every learning experience offers a potential opportunity for experimentation and analysis — and progress.”last_img read more

Josep Bartomeu provides update on future of Arsenal transfer target Philippe Coutinho

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho scored twice against Barcelona in Bayern Munich 8-2 Champions League win (Picture: Getty)Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has been left clinging to power following last week’s historic defeat but insists there could still be role for Coutinho in the plans of incoming new head coach Ronald Koeman.He said: ‘The head coach will make the decision. If he wants him to continue, next year he will play with us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBartomeu and Koeman are likely to oversee a fire-sale of the first team squad with only eight current players deemed untransferrable. He added: ‘Messi is untouchable & non-transferable. He knows it, we all know it.‘But there are various non-transferable players like (Marc Andre) Ter Stegen, (Clement) Lenglet, (Nelson) Semedo, (Frenkie) De Jong, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Ousmane) Dembele… players we are counting on in the future.’MORE: Neymar transfer is ‘impossible’, insists Barcelona president Josep Maria BartomeuMORE: Lionel Messi wants to ‘finish his career at Barcelona’, claims Josep Maria BartomeuFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Josep Bartomeu provides update on future of Arsenal transfer target Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Philippe Coutinho’s future could yet lie at Barcelona, despite having spent a season on loan at Bayern Munich. The Brazil international joined the Catalan giants from Liverpool in January 2018, but he has failed to justify his astronomical €160million transfer fee and was loaned out last summer having been deemed surplus to requirements.Thomas Muller’s stellar form has forced Coutinho to play a bit-part role in Bayern’s success this term, although he rubbed salt into Barca’s wounds by scoring twice against his parent club in last Friday’s 8-2 Champions League annihilation. Bayern have already stated they will not turn Coutinho’s move into a permanent one, which has alerted the attention of several Premier League clubs, principally Arsenal. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCoutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has already parked several of his most high-profile client at the north London club with Willian joining the likes of David Luiz and Cedric Soares following his free transfer from Chelsea last month. Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 9:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more