Upcoming Higher Education Webinar- "Helping Students Navigate a Computing-Centered World" | MIT J-WEL

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Upcoming Higher Education Webinar- "Helping Students Navigate a Computing-Centered World"


Kate Weishaar

Please join the J-WEL team for our upcoming Higher Education webinar with MIT First Year Experience Coordinator Kate Weishaar. The webinar is entitled, "Engaging students in STEM with hands-on technology."

The event will be held on Thursday, May 9th, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Webinar Description

To keep up with an increasingly complex and rapidly changing job market, universities must prepare students that are introspective, versatile, and adept at navigating vast quantities of information. MIT’s Office of the Vice Chancellor has been partnering with current students to design a first-year experience that meets these needs. This webinar will discuss this collaborative design process as well as a few of the resulting efforts to improve the first-year experience.

Suggested Participants: Faculty and advisors 

Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to identify current student strategies for navigating the college experience, examine the roles that upper-level students play in the first-year experience, and explain how computing has complicated the process of self-discovery for college students.


Register for the webinar

Don't forget to register for the webinar to receive important updates and related information! Please note that this webinar is exclusive to J-WEL members.


How to join the webinar

If you are a J-WEL member but haven't received an email with information on how to join the webinar, please contact us.


We will be using the Zoom videoconferencing system for this webinar. If you have not used Zoom before, a small download is required that will take less than one minute. Please note the session will be recorded for sharing publicly on the J-WEL site. By participating in the session, you grant J-WEL permission to share your likeness and comments.