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June 11, 2014

Check out MIT+K12 Videos new website! Their mission is to use MIT's unique resources to inspire the inner scientist in all learners. We believe everyone can have wonder for our world - so

May 22, 2014

What kinds of decisions does an expert make?

In an xTalk earlier this week, Carl Wieman presented his work on education reform: how cognitive psychology research has illuminated what it means to “

April 10, 2014

At last week’s xTalk/HHMI presentation, Jeremy Orloff and Jonathan Bloom shared their experience teaching a Probability & Statistics class for

April 6, 2014

On April 2nd’ Pavel Luksha, professor at the Moscow Skolkovo School of Management and Director of Re-Engineering Futures

April 1, 2014

Earlier this month, Prof Tom Kochan delivered a provocative and absorbing xTalk on the changing expectations of the American Dream and how it affects work, education, and social mobility.

February 28, 2014

At Thursday's joint xTalk/HHMI Education Group, Dr Sanjoy Mahajan led a lively exploration of different approaches to teaching and the impact of those approaches on long term learning and retention.

He contrasted the topical approach

February 13, 2014

We're excited to share our spring schedule of xTalks. We have an exciting roster of events. Some sessions explore education’s impact in broader social contexts; some focus on pedagogy.

All events are free, and refreshments will

February 3, 2014

Last Thursday Jan 30, HarvardX Research Fellow Justin Reich presented on "Motivation and MOOCs: How Student Expectations Shape Learning in Open Online Settings.” Reich’s research seeks to understand how students use MOOCs as well

January 28, 2014

Early Bird Registration is now open for NERCOMP 2014, March 24-26.

By far New England's most popular and education and technology conference, NERCOMP brings together a

January 13, 2014

Creating Interactive Media

Learn how to create graphics and interactive media using software tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Unity3D. This

January 10, 2014

Last month, Una-May O'Reilly presented her research at an xTalk: Taming MOOC Big Data.

Jennifer DeBoer,

December 17, 2013

Haiti is a country in transition. It promises great potential, but also faces formidable challenges related to educational quality and access.

Over the past three years and with the support of NSF, Prof. Michel DeGraff (Linguistics &

December 5, 2013

xTalks: Digital Discourses

Una-May O’Reilly

MOOCdb: Taming MOOC Big Data

November 30, 2013

xTalks: Digital Discourses

Haynes Miller, Richard Larson, Eric Klopfer & others

November 19, 2013

This Thursday, Nov 21 at 1:30, Isaac Chuang and Daniel  Seaton will present as part of ODL's xTalks: Digital Discourses seminar series. Their talk, titled "Research with

October 24, 2013

ODL is excited to launch “xTalks: Digital Discourses,” a seminar series to facilitate awareness, deep understanding and transference of

October 16, 2013

The Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT/ODL) is collaborating with Massachusetts community colleges to develop technology-enabled components to expand training

October 14, 2013

OEIT was a critical player in breathing new life into Cultura, a legacy system of considerable pedagogical value in danger of extinction.

Cultura offers students the opportunity to explore the nuances

September 26, 2013

NERCOMP 2014 Opens Call for Proposals

March 24-26 | Providence, Rhode Island

Submit a proposal to showcase solutions and strategies at the

August 21, 2013

An MIT-Haiti Initiative to modernize and democratize education in Haiti.

Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
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