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DIGITAL LEARNING

In November 2012, MIT established the Office of Digital Learning (ODL) to explore the potential of new digital learning technologies to transform education at the Institute and around the world. This new organization brings together key capabilities of the Institute in support of MIT’s mission to educate its students and the world. ODL programs collectively reach thousands of enrolled MIT students and hundreds of millions of educators and learners worldwide.

MITx creates the massive open online courses (MOOCs) from MIT that appear on the edX platform. As of fall 2013, MITx has offered nine different courses on edX, which have attracted more than 750,000 total enrollments. MITx also supports on-campus experimentation with edX tools in MIT residential courses.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) has made classroom-based educational materials available widely and freely online for more than a decade. It shares core academic materials—including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, and exams—from more than 2,180 undergraduate and graduate MIT courses under an open license that allows for wide and flexible reuse of the content. OCW materials have been accessed by an estimated 170 million educators and learners worldwide.

The Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) partners with faculty, staff, and students in the exploration, development, and dissemination of innovative uses of technology for teaching and learning in the classroom and online. OEIT projects strengthen the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts at MIT and beyond through visualization tools concept-based navigation of educational resources, and support for developing modular online courses.

Academic Media Production Services (AMPS) provides a wide range of video production services to the MIT community in support of education, research, communication, and outreach. Services include video capture, post-production, and delivery of MIT courses, events, and distance education programs. AMPS also supports video production for both MITx and MIT OpenCourseWare.