By: Mary Beth Gallagher
Faculty and teaching staff at MIT are piloting new methods of teaching hands-on, project-based classes this semester.
By: J-PAL North America
As the education system works to stabilize and adapt, addressing learning loss must stay at the forefront of the conversation.
This year, MIT is letting students earn money while working on challenging and meaningful hands-on projects. Remote or on campus, these experiential learning opportunities (or ELOs, for short) connect students to important, real-world projects in MIT research labs and makerspaces, K-12 schools and startups, nonprofits, and global industries.
By: Pratibha Gopalakrishna
MIT grad, Emily Calandrelli, hosts a children's science education program on Netflix. Check out Emily's Wonder Lab, and read more about her here.
By: Elizabeth Durant
With creativity and hard work, the Institute is striving to provide the best possible experience for the Class of 2024.
By: Kara Baskin
While no organization was ready for such an abrupt pivot, MIT Open Learning had something of a leg up: The group’s mission is to transform teaching and learning through the innovative use of digital technologies.
By: Nancy Wang
“We need to educate all students – male and female – equally on the opportunities available in these fields, give them the chance to shine,” MIT’s Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL.
For a final project, teams created a joint video on their chosen theme, with topics including university life, linguistics, music, movies, cooking, and folktales.
By: David L. Chandler
The old view of education, MIT's Sanjay Sarma says, saw students’ minds as pieces of paper, and the teacher’s job was essentially to write information on that paper. That’s all wrong, he says. “The student is building a model of the world, like a plant growing. What you need to do is tend to that plant.”
By: Matthew D. Bauer
“All of us wish that the entire cohort of students could be on campus this fall, but pandemic-related public health and safety concerns make that impossible,” says MIT's Suzy Nelson.