EdX expands xConsortium to Asia and doubles in size with addition of 15 new global institutions
May 21, 2013EdX continues to grow its network of the world's leading institutions of higher education to meet global demand and increase access to quality education.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Biology, Brain and cognitive sciences, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Earth and atmospheric sciences, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Linguistics, Management, McGovern Institute, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Philosophy, Physics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
6.002x to be offered at up to 12 California State University campuses
April 10, 2013The expanded collaboration between San Jose State University and edX follows a successful pilot that increased pass rates.
Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform
April 3, 2013edX Learning Platform to be open source and available on June 1
With an educational ‘revolution’ afoot, Task Force on the Future of MIT Education to convene
April 2, 2013Idea Bank to solicit community input.
MITx version of introductory biology class has deep roots
March 18, 20137.00x brings an MIT classic online.
Higher-ed leaders meet to discuss future of online education
March 6, 2013Innovative pedagogical techniques and the effects of online-learning tools on on-campus education subjects of conversation at MIT- and Harvard-led summit.
Six new institutions join edX
February 20, 2013Consortium doubles its institutional membership with the addition of universities in Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States.
MIT engineers elected to national academy
February 7, 2013Three engineers are among this year’s 69 new National Academy of Engineering members.
Institute-Wide Task Force aims to sketch the MIT education of the future
February 6, 2013Saying ‘we are in the midst of an educational revolution,’ President L. Rafael Reif asks Professor Sanjay Sarma and EVP and Treasurer Israel Ruiz to lead an effort to envision the MIT of 2020 and beyond.
Office of Digital Learning to host open house
February 4, 2013Event to share opportunities and services from MITx, OEIT and OCW.
Duflo, Lander, Lewin to lead spring-semester MITx courses
January 31, 2013EdX takes stock of last semester’s MITx courses; data will be used to improve education online and in the classroom.
New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments
December 14, 2012
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Computer science and technology, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Graphical user interfaces, Online learning, User interfaces, Education, teaching, academics, Graphical programming interfaces, Programming, Crowdsourcing, Social networks, Students, Undergraduate, Software, Big data
Sanjay Sarma appointed as MIT’s first director of digital learning
November 20, 2012Mechanical engineering professor will shepherd efforts to integrate elements of online education into traditional MIT courses.
Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
Also labeled: Big data, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Industry, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Student life, Students, Undergraduate, Women in engineering, Department snapshot
OEIT's role in fostering open education: an interview with Vijay Kumar
October 31, 2012The director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology discusses OEIT's role.
‘We are all in this great enterprise together’
September 21, 2012In his inaugural address, President L. Rafael Reif aims MIT on a course to shape new directions in education.
Innovation in the classroom
September 21, 2012‘Future of Education’ symposium, held before the inauguration of President L. Rafael Reif, examines the evolution of teaching and learning.
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Education, teaching, academics, Faculty, Global Education and Career Development, Inauguration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Global, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Online learning, Open Learning Enterprise, OpenCourseWare, President L. Rafael Reif, Students, Educational Innovation and Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), D-Lab
Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar
September 20, 2012Director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) discusses some of the key concepts propelling the open education movement.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Alumni/ae, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, Faculty, Information Services and Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Open access, Open Learning Enterprise, OpenCourseWare
UC Berkeley joins edX
July 24, 2012UC Berkeley joins Harvard and MIT not-for-profit online-learning collaborative; edX broadens free course offerings into public health, computer science and solid-state chemistry; opens registration
MIT receives $1 million to support edX partnership
June 19, 2012Institute receives award as part of Gates Foundation efforts to boost postsecondary graduation rates.
President Susan Hockfield’s charge to the 2012 graduates
June 8, 2012‘Now is the moment for us to send you forth … to put MIT’s spirit and principles to work around the globe.’
L. Rafael Reif selected as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012As provost since 2005, the president-elect has inspired innovation and played a critical role in the financial stewardship of the Institute.
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Community, Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, History of MIT, Global, MIT Administration, MIT Corporation, MIT presidency, Staff, Students, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MITx, Online learning, Provost, President L. Rafael Reif
MIT and Harvard launch a ‘revolution in education’
May 2, 2012Online edX courses will open both universities’ classrooms to the world while enhancing on-campus learning.
MIT and Harvard announce edX
May 2, 2012Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond.