New Teaching Certificate Course

Many TFs teach in courses that require students to complete multimedia assignments (videos, podcasts, websites, etc.), but these TFs often have few opportunities to learn how to create and grade these assignments. Thanks to a generous grant from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, that’s about to change.

This spring the Bok Center will offer a teaching certificate course that explores multimedia assignments from scholarly and practical perspectives. Here’s the course description:

Our course trains graduate students in the theories, research, and skills necessary to design and evaluate multimedia assignments. Fellows will read recent education research and case-studies in multimedia teaching and learning, receive training in relevant media and technology, and hear from experienced faculty and multimedia practitioners. Relying on the resources and practice offered by the seminar, fellows will implement their own multimedia-centered classroom interventions or prepare their own case studies of courses that already use multimedia assignments. Together, fellows will generate and compile resources that will support multimedia pedagogies within the Harvard community. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a $500 stipend.

The seminar will meet 2-4 PM on Wednesdays in the spring semester, starting February 6.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Louis Epstein (epstein [at] fas) or Marlon Kuzmick (mkuzmick [at] fas). Applications will be available in the coming weeks.

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