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Content Author:
Bill Bonvillian, Susan Young
Date: 5 February 2020

New educational technologies and models for workforce education are evolving may be able to help rebuild critical gaps in Amerca's workforce education system. Learn about them in this webinar with MIT Lecturer Bill Bonvillian.

Date: 4 February 2020

What can universities do to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among their students? In this webinar, Claude Grunitzky, MIT alum, entrepreneur, and founder of TRACE and TRUE Africa, discusses several case studies from MIT that provide lessons that can be applied to other universities and contexts outside of the United States.

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Date: 9 January 2020

Dr. George Westerman, principal research scientist, Workforce Learning at J-WEL, and Abbie Lundberg, president of Lundberg Media, discuss their research and article published in the Harvard Business Review. The research explores how forward-thinking Chief Learning Officers (CLOs) conceive of their roles and organizations, and how other senior learning professionals can become transformers themselves.

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Date: 11 December 2019

Resumes, LinkedIn profiles, job descriptions, and degrees are just proxies of what someone knows and can do. What really matters are the competencies underneath. In this webinar, you will learn about the United States' first-ever competency framework and be introduced to the digital application and exchange where you can create and store competency profiles.

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Date: 24 October 2019

In this webinar, we discuss how educators and employers can use the J-WEL Human Skills Matrix to help every individual be more ready for the fast-moving workplace of the future.

Content Author:
Kyle Keane, Anna Musser
Date: 7 August 2019

In this webinar, you'll hear from Dr. Kyle Keane and Anna Musser about their experiences building a study abroad program with MIT-India that brings MIT undergraduates to developing countries where they co-design assistive technologies by collaborating with local college students, working professionals, and people living with disabilities.

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Date: 9 March 2019

Curt Newton, Publication Director of MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), discusses the current state and future direction of OCW.

Content Author:
Jeff Dieffenbach, Aaron Kessler
Date: 16 November 2018

This is an excerpt from a webinar that shares the latest research on the science of learning, including issues of retention and spaced learning.

Content Author:
Radhika Bhula, Meagan Neal
Date: 11 July 2018

Radhika Bhula, Policy Manager at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), describes a report compiling 58 different evaluations from 28 low and middle-income countries on primary and secondary school attendance. 

Content Author:
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Date: 1 August 2017

This bulletin reviews 58 randomized evaluations from 28 low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America that tested programs designed to increase school enrollment and...

Content Author:
Vimala Palaniswamy
Date: 29 May 2018

MIT Bootcamps Associate Director Vimala Palaniswamy explains how corporate employees grow after attending MIT Bootcamps. 

From our May 29, 2018, Workplace Learning webinar, "MIT...

Content Author:
Peter Senge, Mette Miriam Böll PhD
Date: 23 May 2018

An essential question for the future of education is how to help students understand and respond mindfully and compassionately to the interconnected systemic challenges in our world. These...

Content Author:
Eric Klopfer
Date: 31 January 2018

What are chocolate-covered broccoli games, and why might better alternatives exist for teaching kids using educational games? MIT Prof. Eric Klopfer, Faculty Co-Director of pK-12 @ J-WEL, explains.

Content Author:
Mette Miriam Böll PhD
Date: 23 May 2018

Dr. Mette Böll discusses the connections between social-emotional learning and systems thinking.

Content Author:
Peter Senge
Date: 7 December 2017

From our 12/7/17 webinar with Peter Senge, titled "Systems Thinking and Learning Organizations: Implications for J-WEL." This video is an excerpt of Peter's comments on complexity and learning....