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Widespread school closures are unprecedented, but the use of education technology and online learning to reach across distances, teach refugee and disaster-impacted communities, and expand the possibilities of schooling is quite common. In Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education, MIT professor Justin Reich looks through the history of instructor-guided courses like MOOCs, algorithm-guided tools like adaptive tutors, and peer-guided spaces like networked learning communities. He argues that education technology has never sweepingly transformed schools, but there are specific tools and approaches that work well in certain subjects with certain students. 

The upcoming J-WEL Week will be a virtual event using webcast and webinar approaches with no in-person component. “J-WEL Connections,” will include both synchronous and asynchronous events to ensure that wherever you are in the world, you have access to the expertise and interactivity that are the hallmark of J-WEL events. 

The three J-WEL Collaboratives—pK-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Learning—will convene for relevant presentations, research briefs, hands-on exercises, panels, and workshops. Throughout the program, in collaboration with MIT faculty and staff, members will be challenged to define their key goals and mechanisms for implementation.