Festival of Learning 2018
This event is in the past.
The Festival was a day of learning with national thought-leader Carl Weiman speaking on active learning and urging students to take control of their own education. The faculty lightning panel featured 5 eminent MIT instructors. An interactive Learning Expo of over 25 MIT innovators, instructors, students, and researchers featured hands-on educational activities. MIT professor Woody Flowers ended the Festival with a keynote that tied ethics and education to science and technology. Read more 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 Wiemanon "A New Approach to Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering". (video| abstract | slides | student reflection).
- 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" (video | student reflection).
- 3:30-4:30 (32-123) closing reception.
This event was a partnership between MIT's Office of Digital Learning (ODL) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor.