OCW supports independent study for N.J. high school students
April 2, 2013Wired New Jersey principal uses MIT OpenCourseWare to expand educational opportunities
OCW provides challenges for talented young student
March 26, 2013Indian teen Tuhin Bagi uses MIT OpenCourseWare to enhance his studies and set his sights on future endeavors.
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Foreign languages and literatures, History, Internet, MacVicar fellows, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), Mechanical engineering, Undergraduate, Special events and guest speakers
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.
OCW brings educational opportunities to Sierra Leone
February 12, 2013Student builds robot from old toy parts using course materials from 6.270.
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.
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Community, Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, EdX, Faculty, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MIT Administration, MITx, OpenCourseWare, President L. Rafael Reif, Residential life, Staff, Students, Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
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, User interfaces, Education, teaching, academics, Graphical programming interfaces, Programming, Crowdsourcing, Social networks, EdX, 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.
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.
MIT OpenCourseWare marks 10th anniversary of pilot site launch
October 5, 2012The first materials from 32 courses were published in a pilot site launched 10 years ago last month.
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, EdX, Faculty, Global Education and Career Development, Inauguration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Global, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, 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
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
Also labeled: Collaboration, Education, teaching, academics, Faculty, Global Education and Career Development, Globalization, Inauguration, Global, Masdar, President L. Rafael Reif, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Skolkovo, Students, Electrical engineering and electronics, History, Linguistics, OpenCourseWare, Philosophy, Staff, Undergraduate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MISTI, D-Lab
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
Lessons learned from MITx’s prototype course
July 15, 2012As the team behind MIT’s ambitious online learning program gears up to introduce new courses in the fall, it takes stock of its initial experiences.
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.
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.
MITx: What the students think
April 26, 2012From Buenos Aires to Honolulu to Montreal, a virtual community grows up around the online initiative’s prototype course.
Disruptive innovation — in education
April 19, 2012For Anant Agarwal, MITx, the Institute’s new online-learning initiative, isn’t just a means of democratizing education. It’s a way to reinvent it.