ABLConnect is an initiative of the Program on Experienced Based Learning in the Social Sciences (PEBLSS). PEBLSS was launched in early 2012 by Dustin Tingley, Assistant Professor of Government.
ABLConnect is an easily searchable database that categorizes existing active learning efforts at Harvard. The database includes active learning activities that have been carried out in departments across the university by both faculty and teaching fellows. Since ABLConnect allows the collection of information on instances of active learning at Harvard, in the long term it will expand to function as a dataset that will allow panel analysis of student skill acquisition and success.
- ABLConnect lets educators easily search the ideas of others in a structured way, reducing the costs of developing content and bringing active learning to their classrooms.
- ABLConnect collects resources and information about specific activities, creating a common resource repository.
- ABLConnect helps collect data on teaching practices at Harvard.