Students present projects at HILT Education Innovation Showcase

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 15:40 in Mathematics & Economics

More than 100 people gathered at the Harvard Innovation Labs last Thursday afternoon for the inaugural Education Innovation Showcase organized by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT). Faculty, staff, and students recently awarded HILT grants were stationed at tables with posters or demos of projects they developed to enhance teaching and learning. Of the 30 projects presented from the past three years’ competitions, 12 included concurrent five-minute flash talks. Among them was Hedera, a tool developed by Ivy Livingston, a preceptor in the classics, and senior technical architect Bill Barthelmy to gauge the level of difficultly people face when reading a Latin passage based their known vocabulary. And Maddie Hickman, a design specialist in mechanical engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Active Learning Labs, reflected on her work measuring the effects on student learning of the open-ended extracurricular workshop series Project...

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