Education, teaching, academics
Lemelson-MIT introduces new high school invention program
February 11, 2014The program expands its commitment to inspire the next generation of inventors with Junior Varsity InvenTeam Initiative.
MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses
January 21, 2014Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t
December 11, 2013MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning.
Four MIT seniors win Marshall Scholarships
December 3, 2013Kate Koch, Colleen Loynachan, Kirin Sinha, and Grace Young will study for two years in the UK.
David Perreault is appointed EECS associate department head
November 27, 2013Munther Dahleh is appointed as acting director of ESD and new organization with focus on socio-technical systems, information and decision systems and statistics.
Dahleh appointed to new roles
November 26, 2013Leading ESD and planning for a potential MIT-wide effort in the areas of socio-technical systems, information and decision systems, and statistics.
John Mikhael ’13 wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 23, 2013Recent MIT graduate in mathematics, who has also conducted research in neuroscience, will study at Oxford next year.
Reif releases preliminary report of the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013Report presents possibilities for reimagining an MIT education.
Also labeled: Educational Innovation and Technology, Faculty, Learning, MIT Administration, Office of Digital Learning, Online learning, President L. Rafael Reif, Students, EdX, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Staff, Alumni/ae, Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education, OpenCourseWare
Letter regarding preliminary report of the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013
MIT students help middle-school girls SHINE in dance and math
November 1, 2013Senior Kirin Sinha has founded an after-school program to connect seventh-grade girls with MIT female student-mentors.
Naval aviator powers up his education with MIT OpenCourseWare
October 8, 2013Daryle Cardone uses the Institute’s free online course lessons to prepare for future study in physics and math.
Task Force on the Future of MIT Education works toward preliminary report this fall
October 7, 2013Hundreds of members of the MIT community — including more than half of the faculty — have weighed in on the topic.
Also labeled: Educational Innovation and Technology, EdX, Staff, Students, Alumni/ae, Community, Faculty, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MIT Administration, MITx, Online learning, OpenCourseWare, President L. Rafael Reif, Residential life, Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
MIT ranks fifth in latest Times Higher Education rankings
October 2, 2013Institute places No. 1 in the discipline ranking of engineering and technology.
MITx introduces ‘XSeries’ course-sequence certificates on edX
September 17, 2013EdX also introduces new ID verification service.
U.S. News ranks MIT seventh overall among U.S. universities
September 9, 2013Institute’s undergraduate engineering program is again ranked No. 1; undergraduate business program is No. 2.
Startup cofounder discusses entrepreneurship with high schoolers
August 29, 2013Rising high-school seniors participate in interactive webinar with MIT Sloan alum
MITx course aims to start worldwide conversation about global architecture
August 27, 20134.605x A Global History of Architecture offers fresh perspective on the principles and forces at play in the discipline.