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By: Steve Nelson
Ryan Baker, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics, spoke at an MIT xTalk entitled “The dynamics of affect in online learning”.
By: Steve Nelson
Since 2016, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) has been on a quest to learn more about learning—to investigate and find solutions to the challenges of knowledge acquisition, retention, and transfer.
By: Steve Nelson
Last night over forty local teachers and researchers took part in MIT’s Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) Playtest. The idea is for teachers and researchers to work with games and new teaching materials, providing feedback on what works and what might have missed the mark.
By: Steve Nelson
Members of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) and affiliated faculty convened to discuss learning research and the research they have undertaken to make learning more effective.
By: Jeff Dieffenbach
Revised 31 October 2018 Artificial intelligence (AI)--the ability of machines to learn--traces its modern roots back more than half a century. The subsequent passage of less than a decade saw a derivative field emerg: the ability of machines to teach.
By: Sophie Shank
Many students face challenges in choosing the right courses in high school, selecting colleges to apply to, completing the application process, applying for financial aid, and meeting matriculation requirements. Read more
By: Sarah Hansen, MIT OpenCourseWare
Students learn better when you see them as individuals and care about their success. But it can be challenging to get to know your students when you teach large lecture classes, or interact with a new group of students (or several!) every 15 weeks.  MIT faculty members face these challenges, too.
By: Steve Nelson
Dr Caplice serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) where he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center.
By: Steve Nelson
Pierre Dubuc, founder and CEO of OpenClassrooms, spoke at MIT’s xTalk “Building Education-to-Employment Programs That Actually Work.” OpenClassrooms started as a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platform in France but has since grown to three million monthly users from nearly 130 countries, many in search of professional development or a certification
By: Steve Nelson
Meredith Thompson is a research scientist at the Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) and the Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP).