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By: Steve Nelson
The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) has provided nearly $1M in funding this year to six research projects. MITili recently met with each team to inquire about the progress of their research, discuss ways their findings can be shared at the end of the year, and consider any collaborations that might grow through cross-team discussions.
By: Steve Nelson
Angele Law is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. She is an Edtech Sector Practice Co-Leader at Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a Co-President at Sloan Education Club.
By: Liz Jukovsky
An impressive cross-section of professionals, students, and educators joined MIT Open Learning Senior Learning Scientist Aaron Kessler for a workshop titled “Applying Learning Sciences to Instruction” on Wednesday, at MIT’s annual Festival of Learning.
By: Steve Nelson
The MIT Teaching and Learning Lab hosted another Speaker Series this afternoon featuring the Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Minerva Schools, Kara Gardner. If you’re not familiar with Minerva, it is a new type of higher education that provides students with more autonomy than the typical four year school.
By: Steve Nelson
Louisa Rosenheck is a designer and researcher of educational technologies in the MIT Education Arcade and Open Learning. She manages the design, content, and development of educational games and simulations, and oversees the research on how games can be effectively used in both formal and informal educational settings.
By: Ortego Communications
Research scientists YJ Kim and Louisa Rosenheck sat down with ClassDissmissPod to discuss how game-based assessment could help educators measure curiosity and creativity. Listen here. 
By: IEEE.TV
Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Associate Professor and MITili faculty, talks about her initial love affair with robots and how they can interact with humans. Her work in social robotics is helping frame conversations with parents and children which enables development and intellectual growth.
By: Steve Nelson
The Digital Learning Consortium (DLC) brings together many of the world’s largest firms, most innovative platform providers, and top academic institutions in order to strengthen the digital learning ecosystem for professionals. This summer, they surveyed over 5,000 learners from 114 countries on a variety of digital learning issues.
By: Steve Nelson
Each year during the winter break, most campuses shut down and become ghost towns. MIT is different. For the students at this Cambridge campus, winter break is known as Independent Activities Period (IAP). For four weeks students, faculty, staff, and alums have a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor, and participate in a wide variety of activities.
By: Melissa Cao, MIT 2020
When I first walked into the room, I paused. Tables were split up with people grouped around each table, which held two foam tubes, a measuring tab, a rubber cube, and an instruction sheet. I was puzzled and frankly quite surprised, as I had been to multiple xTalks in the past, but none like this.