Events | MIT J-WEL


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 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 will discuss lessons from the course pilot held in Kenya in early 2020, including progress on our key pedagogical outcomes.

The virtual Learning at Scale conference this year features an exciting and timely program, including five research paper sessions and two work-in-progress/demo sessions, a keynote speech by Katie Davis on “What I’ve Learned from Doctor Who Fans about Learning @ Scale," a fireside chat on “Ethics in Learning @ Scale, and exciting workshops. In this webinar, we will preview parts of the program and talk about the role of learning at scale today.

In this presentation, David Joyner, Executive Director of Georgia Tech's online MSCS program, takes novice remote instructors on a crash course to get ready to teach online for the first time. The presentation assumes instructors needing to make a rapid transition should follow three guiding principles: that they want to minimize the risk of high-profile failures, that they want to stick to as many familiar tools as possible, and that they want to err on the side of making things more convenient for students wherever possible. The guide takes new instructors through the three areas of online delivery: delivering content, delivering assessment, and delivering the classroom experience.

Event jointly organized by the IDB Research Department and the Knowledge, Innovations and Communications Sector. A virtual event with Nobel prize winner and J-PAL co-founder/co-director Prof. Esther Duflo and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno.

COVID-19 is representing a real challenge for traditional universities to be able to continue their teaching and learning activities remotely. Our speaker, Pedro M. Ruiz, will address the case of the University of Murcia, a mid-size public university of approximately 35,000 students and 2,700 teachers. During this webinar, we'll discuss the initiatives they developed and the lessons learned within the three main phases: emergency learning continuity, digital assessment, and preparations for next course.

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.  Join us for a live Q&A to hear experiences and perspectives across the US, Europe, and Latin America on ways that institutions can pivot to remote instruction and what might come next.

This webinar will highlight a preliminary report of the MIT Open Learning's Workforce Education Project, which reviews the challenges to workforce education listed above and sets out ways to meet them: new programs from community colleges, universities and employers; new content delivery approaches; new education technologies and new ways to rebuild the information system. It offers a roadmap for change. This webinar will feature a discussion of the new report and its findings and of the critical implications of the pandemic for workforce education.

The Davidson Academy, a public school dedicated to serving the needs of profoundly gifted students, is hosting a series of webinars to share best practices in online learning. This webinar series is open to educators and parents.

The Covid crisis accelerated many changes already underway with digital transformation. It also introduced huge amounts of uncertainty for managers and workers. In this talk, we’ll discuss how leaders can help the company, and its employees, to emerge successfully from the crisis. We’ll share research-driven insights on how you can build a more digital-ready culture that responds quickly to fast-changing conditions, how a transformative model of Learning and Development is ideally suited for the current reality, and how today’s challenges can position you to drive digital transformation more powerfully than ever before.