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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. 

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.

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:
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:
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:
Peter Bohacek, Kirky DeLong, John Liu, Saif Rayyan, Jeannie Talbot, Bruce Van Dyke
Date: 8 May 2020

One of the most challenging aspects of teaching remotely is transforming in-person laboratory experiences, redesigning them to be done by students from home or substituting them with more limited learning experiences. During this webinar, you'll hear from experienced teachers and leading experts about effective strategies for dealing with this challenge, as well as how to implement them.

Content Author:
Krishna Rajagopal
Date: 22 April 2020

Dean for Digital Learning Krishna Rajagopal discusses MIT's response to COVID-19, especially its efforts to prepare and support thousands of professors and students as they switched to teaching and learning remotely. Rajagopal also discusses several resources that other educational institutions and instructors may find useful.

Content Author:
MIT Teaching Systems Lab
Date: 17 April 2020

Justin Reich, MIT professor and director of the Teaching Systems Lab hosts a public webinar on the release of a new TSL paper that outlines every U.S. state guidelines on distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Content Author:
Justin Reich
Date: 2 April 2020

In this session from the J-WEL Connections online event, he discusses strategies for educators in managing the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Content Author:
MIT Teaching Systems Lab
Date: 2 April 2020

An analysis of the state education agency policy guidance concerning remote learning published by all 50 U.S. states by the end of March 2020.

Content Author:
Mindy Branson, Kirky DeLong, Meghan Perdue, Saif Rayyan, Glenda Stump, Lucas Tambasco
Date: 25 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools and universities are moving their instruction temporarily online. One of the approaches taken by teachers is to move their face-to-face instruction to live online sessions, and facing challenges to maintain the same level of interaction as in physical classrooms. In this webinar, a panelist of educators discuss strategies for addressing these challenges.