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Content Author:
Glenda Stump, Brandon Muramatsu, Samar Farah, Vijay Kumar Ed. D
Date: 22 October 2020

Based on a 3-year study, this white paper offers timely insights for universities and policy makers to transition effectively to offering more sustainable, high quality and accredited online programs. This paper is also available in Arabic.

Content Author:
Justin Reich
Date: 29 September 2020

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. 

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Date: 22 September 2020

Slides from our introductory session for our September 15, 2020, event, "From Trainer to Transformer: L&D as a Key Lever For Organizational Success." 

Content Author:
Eliza Berg, Stephen Carson
Date: 17 September 2020

Join us for a discussion with J-WEL Associate Director and Head of Operations Steve Carson and Eliza Berg, Senior Officer for MIT Solve’s Learning pillar to discuss J-WEL benefits, including our opportunities through affiliated organizations such as MIT Solve. This recording is appropriate for current member organizations interested in getting the most out of their membership, and for organizations that might be thinking about joining J-WEL. In this session, we provide a high-level overview of J-WEL’s structure, how we work with our members to effect educational transformation, and how our affiliate organization opportunities fit into our model.  

Content Author:
Vijay Kumar Ed. D, George Westerman
Date: 15 September 2020

Dr. Vijay Kumar, J-WEL Executive Director, and Dr. George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at J-WEL Workforce Learning, introduce our event, From Trainer to Transformer: L&D as a Key Lever For Organizational Success.

Content Author:
Aaron Kessler, Jim Goodell
Date: 1 August 2020

This document was created as a resource for those working on developing, implementing, and engaging in remote teaching and learning. One goal of this work is to provide a starting point for transitioning away from emergency online instruction in response to COVID-19 toward increasingly effective remote learning.

Date: 22 July 2020

If you are considering J-WEL membership, or are already a J-WEL member, this recording is a great opportunity to learn more about how J-WEL can benefit your organization.

Content Author:
Craig Zilles
Date: 17 July 2020

In this talk, Craig Zilles, Associate Professor and Education Innovation Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses an effective, secure, and efficient alternative to traditional pencil-and-paper exams that scales to even the largest courses.

Content Author:
Chaning Jang, George Kinyanjui, Stuart Russell, Lily L. Tsai, Kelly Zhang, Alisa Zomer
Date: 8 July 2020

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

Content Author:
David Joyner
Date: 30 June 2020

In this webinar, David Joyner, Executive Director of Online Education at Georgia Tech, takes novice remote instructors on a crash course to get ready to teach online for the first time.

Content Author:
Eric Bergemann, Àngels Fitó Bertran
Date: 18 June 2020

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.  

Content Author:
Pedro M. Ruiz
Date: 18 June 2020

COVID-19 is representing a challenge for traditional universities to be able to continue their teaching and learning activities remotely. In this webinar, Pedro M. Ruiz, Vice-chancellor at the University of Murcia, describes the initiatives his university developed and lessons learned within the three main phases: emergency learning continuity, digital assessment, and preparations for next course.

Content Author:
Justin Reich
Date: 4 June 2020

To plan for the fall K-12 semester, we need to bring together the long history of research on distance and online learning with these more recent data and reports. In this webinar, we discuss key relevant research, the emerging picture of remote learning, and strategies for planning during this summer for the challenges of the fall. 

Content Author:
Justin Reich
Date: 4 June 2020

Professor Justin Reich's slides from the June 4, 2020, webinar, "Equity and Excellence in K-12 Remote Learning." 

Content Author:
Aaron Kessler, Jim Goodell
Date: 26 May 2020

This document was created as a resource for those working on developing, implementing, and engaging in remote teaching and learning.

Content Author:
Jeannie Talbot
Date: 8 May 2020

Jeannie Talbot's slides from the May 7, 2020, webinar, "Tips from Teachers on Moving Laboratory Experiences Online."