Overcoming the Challenge of COVID-19 | MIT J-WEL

Overcoming the Challenge of COVID-19



Here is how J-WEL is supporting educators and learners in this time of crisis and beyond:
 
  • Convening our global community online through J-WEL Connections 2020

    Starting March 30, 2020, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) hosted J-WEL Connections 2020, a month-long exploration of the frontiers of educational transformation worldwide with our members. This event covered how new knowledge about teaching and learning and innovative educational technologies were being employed to address the impacts of COVID-19. J-WEL Connections included both synchronous and asynchronous events and was designed specifically to provide accessible and engaging activities regardless of participant bandwidth or availability. More than 280 participants from around the world participated in 80 sessions and activities. We anticipate another J-WEL Connections event will be run in October 2020.
     
  • Providing online resources for teachers and learners through Full STEAM Ahead

    MIT Full STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources that MIT is putting together for teaching and learning online. These are meant as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Full STEAM Ahead team curates existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners. The team also provides a weekly package of relevant materials for K-12 students and teachers.
     
  • Sharing effective practices through our COVID-19 Response & Resources collection

    Our COVID-19 Response & Resources collection includes webinars by the J-WEL and MIT communities, reports, datasets, and other resources to help educators and learners adapt to the new world of learning brought on by the global pandemic. We'll continue to add resources to this collection as we develop and identify them. If you have any comments about this collection, or if you know of resources that you think would add to its value, please feel welcome to email us.