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Educational Technology Explorations


This is a collection of teaching and learning solutions: hardware, software, environmental and process changes that have been implemented, assessed and documented in the classroom.

Please see the Technology Tab for further information.


These pages are provided to you as a means for educating you on the key aspects of implementation and the expected outcomes.  Many of these technologies and processes require a great deal of pre-planning for proper implementation.  

Due to capacity and other scheduling constraints we are providing this information with the hope that, should you choose to implement any of these processes, you can feel confidant in a DIY approach .


Please explore the Educational Technology solutions offered by our colleagues at their sites:

Teaching with Technology Website (ACCORD)


Educational Technology at MIT (IS&T)



The following technologies and tools are used by OEIT here at MIT, please feel free to explore:


Collaborative Environments


Flexible Computing



Learning/Teaching/Content Management Systems



Collection of EdTech White Papers



(NOTE: some links may take you away from the OEIT website)

Do-It-Yourself  ( Self support, Documented instruction )
Production ( Support available, Stable )
Beta ( Limited support, Feature incomplete )
Alpha ( No support, Unstable, Use at your own risk )

For help or more information please contact us at:


The Projects list is in the process of being updated. Thank you for your patience.


A selected list of recent and current explorations appear below:



Collaborative Technologies

  • Wikis (2008 - 2010)
  • Interactive Clickers (2011)
  • Shared Projection (2011)

Flexible Classroom Technologies

  • Classroom Projection Alternatives (2007 - 2011)
    • Short Throw Projectors (2011)
    • Screen Casting (2011)
    • Shared Projection (2011)
  • Computational Power When and Where you Need It. (2007 - 2011)
    • Desktop Virtualization (2007 - 2011)
    • Multi-boot computer clusters (2007 - 2011)
    • [Win/Mac/Deb] Athena (2007 - 2011)
    • VDI in the Classroom (2011)
    • VDI and Mobility (2011)

Teaching and Learning Management Systems

  • Wikis (2008 - 2010)

Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
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