Festival of Learning

This event is in the past.

The Festival was a day of learning with national thought-leaders, MIT innovators, an interactive Learning Expo, food, fun, and more. Attendees experienced the catalyzing power behind initiatives which transform the way we look at education and revolutionize how we teach and learn.

Read about the Festival in this MIT News article.

Schedule - Mon Jan 29, 2018

  • 9:30-10:00 (10-250 Lobby) Continental breakfast.
  • 10:00-11:15 (10-250) Keynote address: Physicist, Nobel Laureate, and Science Educator Carl Wieman on "A New Approach to Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering". (abstract | slides | student reflection | video).
  • 11:15-12:30 (10-250) Lightning Round session featuring MIT faculty speaking on innovations in their teaching, education initiatives, and on their work with digital tools:
    • Anette "Peko" Hosoi, Associate Dean, School of Engineering (video).
    • Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor of Linguistics and Global Studies and Languages (video).
    • Jeff Grossman, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering (video).
    • Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management, Sloan (video).
    • Barton Zwiebach, Professor of Physics (video).
    • Ian Waitz, Vice Chancellor (video).
  • 12:30-2:30 (Lobby 10 & Lobby 13) Learning Expo highlighting educational initiatives and projects. Lunch provided.
  • 2:30-3:30 (32-123) Keynote address: MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering and FIRST Robotics Competition, Woodie Flowers, on "Nerd Epistemology" (student reflectionvideo). 
  • 3:30-4:30 (32-123) closing reception.

Questions? festival-learning-2018@mit.edu

(image "negative space", courtesy stockvault.net)

This event was a partnership between MIT's Office of Digital Learning (ODL) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Office of the Vice Chancellor