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“Higher education in a digital age - HarvardX & beyond” with Peter Bol Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages Civilization”

  • The Union, Universities & Schools Club 25 Bent St Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)


Peter K. Bol is Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. As Vice Provost he is responsible for guiding support and services for faculty to create the best, highest-quality 21st century learning and teaching environment (on-campus and online). Through his office, Bol has budgetary oversight of HarvardX, the Harvard Initiative in Learning and Teaching (HILT), and HarvardX research and research collaborations to advance the science of learning.

As the founding director of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, Bol has long been interested in how technology can be used to advance learning and teaching in all fields. With his colleague William Kirby, he also teaches the HarvardX course, ChinaX, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive MOOCs (massive open online courses) ever produced, with content spanning over 15 months. He has taught on-campus versions of the course in both traditional and blended formats for several decades.

Bol’s research is centered on the history of China's cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century. His books and articles have appeared in all East Asian languages. A global scholar, he leads collaborations between Harvard and leading institutions in China and Taiwan.

Bol is the author of This Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China, Neo-Confucianism in History; co-author of Sung Dynasty Uses of the I-ching; co-editor of Ways with Words, and an author of various journal articles in Chinese, Japanese, and English.
We hope you can join us.

Date:  Wednesday 18 February 2015
Time:  12.15pm to 1.30pm
Venue: The Union, Universities & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney
Price: $80.00
Dress: Business Attire

RSVP: Friday 13 February 2015