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April 4, 2005

E-learning developers in the 1990s fully embraced the spirit of the bubble: long on promise and short on delivery. In this presentation, Professor Miyagawa identifies

March 21, 2005
Prof. Hal Abelson will be presenting about the Creative Commons organization he helped to found in 2001.

What: Ed Tech Partners Meeting (with lunch)

March 4, 2005

Alan Levine from the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) will discuss how the Center uses cutting edge technologies to support teaching and learning.

(If you missed this Crosstalk event you can

March 2, 2005

Date: Friday, March 4, 2005

Time: 9:00 - 12:00, OR 1:00 - 4:00

Room: 1-134


February 10, 2005

Continuing our exploration of how tablet PCs can be used in the classroom, Dr. Hai Ning reports on research done by MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering on the use of

January 28, 2005

Thoughtfully and effectively integrating technology with teaching is an ongoing
challenge for those of us who conduct research in, develop, or support educational
technologies at MIT. Over the past year a number of our colleagues

January 28, 2005

by Rich Garcia

Can the Apple iPod -- the symbol of a generation of students plugged in to
downloaded music -- serve as a delivery system for serious education? Experiments at several universities are exploring the iPod's

January 12, 2005

By Ruth Reynard

The use of Internet technology to facilitate interaction, communication, and collaboration is well documented but its use in establishing and developing "personal voice" as part of learning is also now being

January 10, 2005

What: Crosstalk Seminar on Educational Change
Where: 4-237
When: Thursday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. (Coffee at 2:00, presentation at 2:30)
Title: Progress toward the Paperless Classroom: Using Tablet

January 6, 2005

By Mikael Blaisdell

In the open source vs. commercial course management system debate, support turns out to be a deciding factor. Here’s why.


December 29, 2004

There are numerous educational technology events being offered this IAP including such diverse topics as how faculty can use e-mail to improve communications to students, a Matlab training series, using Dspace to archive class materials,

November 30, 2004

Handheld Games and Simulations for Learning - Participatory Simulations and Augmented Reality
Eric Klopfer, Director of the MIT Teacher Education Program (TEP), Scheller Career Development Professor of Science Education

November 16, 2004

(From Tomorrow's Professor mailing list)

The Swiss Centre for Innovations in Learning (SCIL Switzerland) this fall announced, in a joint effort with

November 9, 2004

The Promise and Reality of Web-based Tutoring
Professor David E. Pritchard, MIT physics department
Thursday, November 18, 2004
2:00 p.m.
Room 4-231


October 29, 2004

Come see what your colleagues at MIT are doing with educational technologies at the 2004 Ed Tech Fair which will be held Tuesday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Lobby 13.

The theme of this year's fair is From

October 14, 2004

By Jean Marie Angelo

(FromUniversity Business magazine.)

A group of universities have banded together to offer a low-cost course management software alternative; commercial vendors compete with new

October 8, 2004

By Phillip D. Long

In 1999 Roger Schank, then at Northwestern University, said,“Classrooms are out! No more classrooms! Don’t build them!” Prof. Schank, now at Carnegie Mellon University West, was making the point that

September 28, 2004

Project iCampus, the MIT-Microsoft Alliance for research in educational technology, is now soliciting research proposals for 2005-2006. The deadline is October 4.

iCampus plans to fund several projects that will run for two years

September 9, 2004

Information Services and Technology (IS&T) is exploring faculty
interest in the extention of support for the use of PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) for accessing MIT services such as e-mail, the

September 9, 2004

September 21, noon - 5:00 p.m., 37-312. Registration required.

A representative from Maplesoft will be giving two training sessions on Maple 9.5 the newest version of Maple (one introductory, one intermediate) in room 37-312 (Building 37

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