Learning & Development

2021 Nov 10

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

Sign up is required. This training will be held remotely....

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2021 Nov 03

Introduction to Digital Accessibility and Harvard's Policies

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

This training introduces and explores basic concepts of digital accessibility and relevant university policies including the Digital Accessibility Policy and the Accessible Technology Procurement and Development Policy.

 

No prerequisite experience with accessibility is required. Learn how you and your department can create more inclusive...

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2021 Oct 28

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

Sign up is required. This training will be held remotely....

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2021 Oct 27

ABCD OpenScholar October

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

Topic: TBD

How To Join Our Group

Officially sign-up to be part of the ABCD-OpenScholar group. You will receive email reminders of upcoming meetings and any materials from past events.

To sign-up:

  1. Go to the ABCD Membership page
  2. Sign-up to be a member of ABCD OR log-in to using your ABCD credentials
  3. Once you get access to the ABCD Database page, select "yes" next to the abcd-openscholar option...
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2021 Oct 26

Digital Accessibility Foundations (IT Academy 2-day course)

9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

This training will be held virtually via Zoom on October 26 and 27 from 9 am - 11 am, and 1 pm - 3 pm each day. This course is part of the IT Academy, but is open to all and recommended for anyone and everyone at Harvard.  

This course provides an overview of digital accessibility and includes a number of activities for which your laptop will be required. This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to accessibility – gain understanding about the meaning, history, and importance of digital...
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2021 Oct 21

Writing for the Web

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

Writing for websites and digital platforms is different from writing for print and other more traditional (offline) formats. The Writing for the Web 1.5 hour course, offered by Harvard Web Publishing, offers insights and best practices on online content consumption, content strategy, and how you can improve your website's usability by following simple proofreading, readability, and accessibility practices.

Audience: University-Wide
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

Please contact the IT Academy...

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The Art and Science of Frogs

October 13, 2021
In this online class on Oct. 23, artist and educator, Erica Beade, will introduce techniques for achieving accurate shapes and capturing volume in your drawings, while herpetologist and researcher, Dr. Mara Laslo, will explain how evolution has generated their amazing diversity. Learn more. Read more about The Art and Science of Frogs

DAS Office Hours

September 29, 2021

Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help! The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your accessibility questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community. Learn more.

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2021 Oct 13

Did We Evolve to Exercise?

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

Exercise is a paradox: everyone knows it is healthy, but most of us struggle to do it. Further, as technology and machines increasingly replace human labor, fewer people are getting enough exercise. In this talk, Daniel Lieberman will explain how an evolutionary and anthropological perspective on exercise can help. How much exercise did we evolve to do? Is exercise really a magic bullet? Why, how, and to what extent does exercise slow aging and promote...

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2021 Oct 05

After-School Animal Encounters: Radical Reptiles

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

Reptiles have lived on Earth for millions of years and over that time have evolved some amazing characteristics and strategies for survival. From snakes slithering through trees to geckos with beautiful fat-storing tails and even lizards flashing blue tongues as a defense mechanism, the world of reptiles is full of fascinating creatures. Join human museum staffers Javier and Ryan as they lead you in a 45-minute program with live animals. This event will...

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2021 Sep 30

Saving Seahorses to Save Seas

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

Amanda Vincent, the 2021 Indianapolis Prize winner, has dedicated her career to understanding and advocating for seahorses, which serve as a flagship species for a wide range of marine conservation issues. She is credited with bringing the world’s attention to the 44 known species of seahorses and with developing a collaborative approach to marine conservation that is also improving the status of many other marine fishes, such as sharks, rays, groupers, and eels. Hear how her determination and optimism is saving not only these iconic sea creatures but also our world’s...

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