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Content Author:
Craig Zilles
Date: 17 July 2020

In this talk, Craig Zilles, Associate Professor and Education Innovation Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses an effective, secure, and efficient alternative to traditional pencil-and-paper exams that scales to even the largest courses.

Content Author:
Chaning Jang, George Kinyanjui, Stuart Russell, Lily L. Tsai, Kelly Zhang, Alisa Zomer
Date: 8 July 2020

The "Behavioral Science in the Field" course, a collaboration between the MIT Governance Lab and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, uses an interdisciplinary approach to train graduate students from MIT, other U.S. universities, and universities in East Africa in cutting-edge behavioral science research. In this seminar, we discuss lessons from the course pilot held in Kenya in early 2020, including progress on our key pedagogical outcomes.

Content Author:
David Joyner
Date: 30 June 2020

In this webinar, David Joyner, Executive Director of Online Education at Georgia Tech, takes novice remote instructors on a crash course to get ready to teach online for the first time.

Content Author:
Pedro M. Ruiz
Date: 18 June 2020

COVID-19 is representing a challenge for traditional universities to be able to continue their teaching and learning activities remotely. In this webinar, Pedro M. Ruiz, Vice-chancellor at the University of Murcia, describes the initiatives his university developed and lessons learned within the three main phases: emergency learning continuity, digital assessment, and preparations for next course.

Content Author:
Eric Bergemann, Àngels Fitó Bertran
Date: 18 June 2020

Teaching working adults is different from teaching typical students. As companies and schools around the world have moved to remote instruction, many are grappling with questions of how to do it in the most effective way. Fortunately, some universities already have solid experience and lessons that they’re willing to share with groups that are navigating the transition.  

Content Author:
Justin Reich
Date: 4 June 2020

To plan for the fall K-12 semester, we need to bring together the long history of research on distance and online learning with these more recent data and reports. In this webinar, we discuss key relevant research, the emerging picture of remote learning, and strategies for planning during this summer for the challenges of the fall. 

Content Author:
Peter Bohacek, Kirky DeLong, John Liu, Saif Rayyan, Jeannie Talbot, Bruce Van Dyke
Date: 8 May 2020

One of the most challenging aspects of teaching remotely is transforming in-person laboratory experiences, redesigning them to be done by students from home or substituting them with more limited learning experiences. During this webinar, you'll hear from experienced teachers and leading experts about effective strategies for dealing with this challenge, as well as how to implement them.

Content Author:
Krishna Rajagopal
Date: 22 April 2020

Dean for Digital Learning Krishna Rajagopal discusses MIT's response to COVID-19, especially its efforts to prepare and support thousands of professors and students as they switched to teaching and learning remotely. Rajagopal also discusses several resources that other educational institutions and instructors may find useful.

Content Author:
Justin Reich
Date: 2 April 2020

In this session from the J-WEL Connections online event, he discusses strategies for educators in managing the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Content Author:
Mindy Branson, Kirky DeLong, Meghan Perdue, Saif Rayyan, Glenda Stump, Lucas Tambasco
Date: 25 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools and universities are moving their instruction temporarily online. One of the approaches taken by teachers is to move their face-to-face instruction to live online sessions, and facing challenges to maintain the same level of interaction as in physical classrooms. In this webinar, a panelist of educators discuss strategies for addressing these challenges.

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Date: 3 March 2020

This webinar focuses on the process we use to develop hands-on activities for our STEAM Camps that take inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We discuss both how MIT’s motto, "mens et manus," informs our approach for engaging learners and how MIT’s community - including students, staff, groups, and faculty - come together to develop hands-on, learning-by-doing activities.

Content Author:
Jeff Dieffenbach
Date: 26 March 2020

During this webinar, MITili's Jeff Dieffenbach provides examples of credentials in action by examining two case studies -- the first, from the employer side, and the second from the learning management side. 

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:
Maura Tierney
Date: 25 September 2019

The MIT Office of Admissions enrolls a talented and diverse undergraduate student body composed of some of the world’s most intelligent and creative individuals interested in an education centered on science and technology.

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.

Content Author:
Hazel Sive
Date: 5 June 2019

In this webinar, Professor Hazel Sive discusses how undergraduate research promotes the development of skills that foster successful and employable students.