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By: Paul Darvasi
“The report recommends that educators build on the positive aspects of their pandemic learning experience in the years ahead and supports increased student independence to cultivate a safe and healthy environment that is more conducive to learning.”
By: Office of Engineering Outreach Programs
“Science makes the world magic--and the OEOP offers students the choice to see what science is and how to find their place in such a massive world of opportunity.” – MIT’s Lynsey Ford, Program Administrator for SEED Academy
By: MIT Open Learning
Conference brings together educators, policymakers, and industry leaders to consider new education models to train skilled workers.
By: Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
MIT associate professor Justin Reich discusses a report he has co-authored addressing the stated needs of K-12 students as they go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. “Everyone has been having a different pandemic - the things that worked well for some students worked terribly for others.”
By: Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
Regular ventilation may not be enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19; MIT team looks at classroom configurations and suggests modifications to enhance safety.
By: School of Engineering
Congratulations Elsa Olivetti! “Professor Olivetti’s dedication to teaching is truly inspiring,” says MIT’s Chandrakasan. “She has an extraordinary ability to engage her students, and has developed transformational approaches to curriculum and mentoring.”
By: Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering
In spring 2021, each student in course 2.007 (Design and Manufacturing I) was shipped a special game board for their robot to compete on. The pandemic had disrupted one of MIT’s many traditions – but hadn’t dampened spirits.
By: Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
Over the past academic year, several faculty members created and incorporated new social and ethical responsibilities of computing (SERC) materials for their respective courses, which was a direct result of their work in recent Action Groups for Active Learning Projects.
By: Peter Dizikes
“In contrast to the night sleep intervention, we find clear evidence of naps improving a range of outcomes, including their productivity, their cognitive function, and their psychological well-being, as well as some evidence on savings,” Schilbach says.
By: Jennifer Michalowski
When families increase dialogue between children and adults, children’s cognitive skills improve quickly as language-processing parts of the brain grow.