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By: Meg Murphy
MIT faculty traveled to Dubai recently to teach forms of innovative thinking and exchange ideas on working jointly. "I doubt there are many countries where leaders are as well-informed or change-oriented," says Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning at MIT.
By: Ellie Bothwell
After just six months as president, Reif launched the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education. This led to the creation of several new initiatives including the Office of Digital Learning, the pK-12 Action Group, and the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative.
By: Elizabeth Durant
Three MIT professors have been selected as 2017 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, awarded for exceptional undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and educational innovation. This year’s honorees are: Caspar Hare, a professor of philosophy; Scott A. Hughes, a professor of physics; and Maria Yang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering.
By: Office of Digital Learning
MIT Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) Executive Director Justin Reich awarded a grant from Google for teacher-facing intervention research. Researchers at the TSL are developing a promising new line of inquiry - a simulation-based teacher education technique designed to address unconscious bias.
By: Timothy Revell
Researchers found children's behavior can be influenced by the personality of a robot companion-playing with an enthusiastic attentive robot, for instance, made them engage more and work harder.
By: MIT Office of Digital Learning
MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart deemed the festival an important gathering of scholars and researchers working to reimagine the way we educate 21st century students-from digital content creation, to flipped or blended classrooms, to cracking the learning sciences code.
By: Stephen Nelson
On Thursday, Associate Professor Schulz spoke to the MITili team on the MIT campus about her vision of what MITili can do to transform learning effectiveness at the early childhood level. Her ambitions include a learning lab dedicated to providing practitioners of early childhood education with a space for experimental design to develop best practices.
By: Elizabeth Durant
The grant is part of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative to encourage universities to use teaching practices in STEM education that have been proven to be effective in engaging students and helping them learn.
By: Stephen Nelson
Dr. John Gabrieli, MITili Director and Grover Hermann Professor of Health Science and Technology and Cognitive Research at MIT, spoke to education professionals at the LearnLaunch Conference - Across Boundaries: From Digitizing Past Practice to Personalized Learning.
By: Josef Blumenfeld
Across Boundaries Conference will be held on February 2-3 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Join MITili Director and keynote speaker, John Gabrieli, as he discusses neuroscience and the formation of memory.