Educational Innovation and Technology
MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses
January 21, 2014Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
Where the ‘beaver works’
December 6, 2013A collaborative space at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, called the Beaver Works Center, will create new opportunities in project-based learning.
Reif releases preliminary report of the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013Report presents possibilities for reimagining an MIT education.
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Letter regarding preliminary report of the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013
Task Force on the Future of MIT Education works toward preliminary report this fall
October 7, 2013Hundreds of members of the MIT community — including more than half of the faculty — have weighed in on the topic.
New MITx online physics course combines latest in learning technology with classic videos
May 30, 2013MOOC pairs cutting-edge online assessments with legendary lectures and demonstrations by MIT professor Walter Lewin.
iCampus Student Competition yields online tools for improved on campus experiences
May 21, 2013Grand prize in 2013 competition goes to an online exploration tool to aid students in planning their selection of classes.
EdX expands xConsortium to Asia and doubles in size with addition of 15 new global institutions
May 21, 2013EdX continues to grow its network of the world's leading institutions of higher education to meet global demand and increase access to quality education.
6.002x to be offered at up to 12 California State University campuses
April 10, 2013The expanded collaboration between San Jose State University and edX follows a successful pilot that increased pass rates.
Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform
April 3, 2013edX Learning Platform to be open source and available on June 1
Radical Innovation course resonates with Italian industry professionals
March 7, 2013Sanjay Sarma urges Italian companies to capitalize on the country's innovative heritage to launch skunkworks efforts.
Higher-ed leaders meet to discuss future of online education
March 6, 2013Innovative pedagogical techniques and the effects of online-learning tools on on-campus education subjects of conversation at MIT- and Harvard-led summit.
Six new institutions join edX
February 20, 2013Consortium doubles its institutional membership with the addition of universities in Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States.
Institute-Wide Task Force aims to sketch the MIT education of the future
February 6, 2013Saying ‘we are in the midst of an educational revolution,’ President L. Rafael Reif asks Professor Sanjay Sarma and EVP and Treasurer Israel Ruiz to lead an effort to envision the MIT of 2020 and beyond.
School within a school: MIT Concourse
December 10, 2012A learning community in which MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!)
Sanjay Sarma appointed as MIT’s first director of digital learning
November 20, 2012Mechanical engineering professor will shepherd efforts to integrate elements of online education into traditional MIT courses.
OEIT's role in fostering open education: an interview with Vijay Kumar
October 31, 2012The director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology discusses OEIT's role.
Innovation in the classroom
September 21, 2012‘Future of Education’ symposium, held before the inauguration of President L. Rafael Reif, examines the evolution of teaching and learning.
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Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar
September 20, 2012Director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) discusses some of the key concepts propelling the open education movement.
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Lessons learned from MITx’s prototype course
July 15, 2012As the team behind MIT’s ambitious online learning program gears up to introduce new courses in the fall, it takes stock of its initial experiences.
STAR team recognized for impact on STEM education in Massachusetts high schools
June 25, 2012
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