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Jan 19 2018

Upcoming Webinar for J-WEL Members: “Teaching and Learning Creatively in the Era of Games”

By | 2018-01-19T09:17:34+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Educational Games, Member Benefits, pK-12, Webinar|

J-WEL is pleased to announce a webinar offering for J-WEL members, to be held twice: Jan. 30, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and Feb. 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar is entitled “Teaching and Learning Creatively in the Era of Games.” The webinar will be run by the faculty co-director for [...]

Jan 12 2018

Save the Date for LINC 2018!

By | 2018-01-12T15:47:34+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Access to Education, Digital Learning, Events, Member Benefits|Tags: , , , , |

We are excited to inform you that J-WEL has incorporated the Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) into our organization. LINC is an MIT-managed international initiative that began in 2001. LINC works as a professional society, and its conference series serves as an international gathering of individuals and organizations that focus on how digital learning can [...]

Jan 08 2018

The American University in Cairo to Grant Course Credit for MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy

By | 2018-01-09T10:53:39+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Access to Education, Community Jameel, Digital Credentials, Education, Events, Featured News, Higher Education, Member Benefits, MicroMasters, MIT, Webinar|Tags: , , , , , |

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has elected to grant course credits to their students who successfully complete the MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). AUC will be both the first university in the Middle East and the first international school to award course credit for this program. The DEDP MicroMasters was [...]

Dec 20 2017

CEO of Royal Bank of Canada: We must do more now to prepare young people for the future of work

By | 2017-12-20T08:15:45+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Learning, Higher Education, Internet of Things, Workplace Learning|

The Globe and Mail recently published an opinion piece by Dave McKay, the CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, describing efforts by RBC—and in Canada more widely—to address workforce preparedness. From the piece: On Vancouver Island, TimberWest is searching for foresters who can harvest data as well as trees. In Alberta, Suncor is working [...]

Dec 19 2017

Upcoming Webinar for J-WEL Members: “Working With MIT to Create New-to-the-World Digital Courses”

By | 2017-12-22T11:49:35+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: Computer Science, Digital Learning, Engineering, Manufacturing, Member Benefits, MIT xPro, Webinar, Workplace Learning|

J-WEL is pleased to announce a webinar offering for J-WEL members, to be held January 24, 2018, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The webinar is entitled "Working With MIT To Create New-to-the-World Digital Courses: Learn about real examples of MIT’s approach to working with industry to create digital learning content that addresses industry-wide needs." The [...]

Dec 18 2017

Mark Your Calendar For Our Upcoming J-WEL Week, March 19-22, 2018

By | 2017-12-18T16:49:19+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, J-WEL Weeks, Member Benefits, MIT|

MIT's Killian Court at sunset. (Photo courtesy Justin Jensen CC BY) The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) is pleased to welcome our members to the MIT campus for the second J-WEL Week, to be held March 19-22, 2018. J-WEL is a global community of educators, leaders, and innovators who aim to spark a global [...]

Nov 30 2017

The Refugee Learning Accelerator

By | 2017-11-30T15:37:14+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: J-WEL Weeks, Member Benefits, MIT, MIT Media Lab, Refugee Education|

Research Scientist Philipp Schmidt from the MIT Media Lab spoke at our October 2017 J-WEL Week. Philipp is a co-leader of the Media Lab's Refugee Learning Accelerator, a six-month program lasting from October 2017 to April 2018. The Accelerator is designed to help engineers and computer scientists from the Middle East create educational technologies for [...]

Nov 20 2017

AI and the Future of Work – MIT CSAIL and IDE Conference

By | 2017-11-28T12:17:36+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Workplace Learning|

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) joined forces to host a 2-day conference on November 1 & 2, 2017, which brought together industry, academia, economists and visionaries for an open dialogue about AI’s impact. Ultimately, the goal for this important event was to make a [...]

Nov 16 2017

MIT President L. Rafael Reif: “Transformative automation is coming. The impact is up to us.”

By | 2017-11-16T09:43:18+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Digital Credentials, MIT, Workplace Learning|

In a recent op-ed piece in the Boston Globe, MIT President L. Rafael Reif discussed the coming impacts of automation on the workforce of the future and possible approaches to managing the disruption automation may bring. From the article: Technology itself offers one path to a solution: In fields from robotics and cybersecurity to supply [...]

Nov 13 2017

The MIT Future Heritage Lab: Empowering Refugees to Discover Their Emotional and Cultural Needs

By | 2017-12-04T10:25:54+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Access to Education, Refugee Education|Tags: , |

In the largest refugee crisis since World War ll, 65 million people around the world are displaced, one percent of the population. On average, it takes refugees 17-20 years before resettling and finding a permanent home again. During this time, they face insurmountable challenges and an uncertain future. One of the toughest challenges refugees face [...]