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September 10, 2014

NERCOMP is accepting proposals for its 2015 conference from now until Oct 17. 

The 2015 NERCOMP Annual Conference knows we're "In IT Together," so submit a proposal to showcase solutions and strategies.

August 13, 2014

At one of the afternoon breakout sessions during the Learning With MOOCs conference today, Jeff Merriman, Brandon Muramatsu and Cole Shaw spoke on ‘Tools to Enable the Design and Reuse of MOOC Materials’. 

August 12, 2014

Cathy Casserly, who works with open learning opportunities and knowledge sharing at the Hewlett Foundation, delivered the afternoon keynote at the LWMOOC conference at MIT today.

August 11, 2014

In recognition of his exemplary service as chair of the Board of Director of the New Media Consortium, Vijay Kumar was recently honored with the following proclamation resolved of the NMC Board:

August 11, 2014

The MIT Office of Digital Learning, through the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, has taken a lead role developing

August 4, 2014

In last Saturday's New York Times Op-Ed, Professor Michel DeGraff and Molly Ruggles outlined a plan to leverage the power of Haitian Creole ("Kreyòl") as a tool for educational and

July 24, 2014

In a recent article from Future Tense, Richard Larson's BLOSSOMS puts teachers at the center of

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, of TLL, summarized O'Reilly's message:

"Principal Research Scientist in CSAIL and leader of the

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 &

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