Past xTalks


Title / Description Presenter(s) Video Link
Reflections on Teaching & Learning with Technology and Preparing for AY23-24 Adam C. Martin
Leveraging Virtual Crisis Simulation and Games to Deepen Learning and Bridge Divides Benjamin Harris, Suzanne Freeman
Encouraging Students to Share Their Perspectives and Questions on Course Topics Stefan Helmreich, Maxine Jonas 


Title / Description Presenter(s) Video Link
Re-Thinking Student Assessment for Better Learning Ed Bertschinger, Laura Frawley 
Using Learning Engineering to Improve Instruction at MIT Aaron Kessler, Lauren Totino
Using Digital Technologies to Refresh On-Campus Courses Over Time Michael Short, Sean Robinson, Moni Avello
Leveraging Technology to Build and Sustain the Classroom Community Michelle Tomasik, Maria Khotimsky
Canvas Tools for Assessments: Options & Strategies Meredith Davies, Lauren Totino
Canvas Tools for Teaching and Learning Meredith Davies



Title / Description Presenter(s) Video Link
Slack in Education: a conversation with colleagues Stefan Helmreich, Monika Avello, Tristan Collins, Lauren Totino
Deliberate Practice Homework to Enhance Effectiveness of Active Learning Louis Deslauriers
Reciprocity in Leadership and Learning: Negotiating Impactful Partnerships Bruno Verdini, Shigeru Miyagawa
World of EdCraft: Adventures In Synchronous Online Teaching Andrew Lo
What a Fair and Equitable Classroom Looks Like Terry McGlynn
The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge Peter B. Kaufman
Canvas Next Steps Meredith Davies
Canvas Quick Start Meredith Davies
Using MIT’s Lightboard for Enhanced Instruction Anna Frebel, Agustin Rayo, Joey Gu, Jim Cain
xTalk Panel Discussion: Assessments & Assignments for Remote Learning Michelle Ruth Tomasik, Barbara Hughey, Craig Carter
MOOCs: Curricular Innovations, Modes of Delivery & Student Behavior Jessica Sandland, Monika Avello, Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Ana Bell



Title / Description Presenter(s) Video Link
Building Community in a Remote Classroom Simona Socrate, Ari Epstein, and Kang Zhou
"Grasp - The Science Transforming How We Learn" Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto
Lessons Learned from Using Physiological Sensing in Learning Environments Nataliya Kosmyna



Title / Description Presenter(s) Video Link
Authenticity, Interactivity, and Collaboration: Designing for Success in VR Learning Games Eric Klopfer, Meredith Thompson
Adaptive Learning of Motor Skills by Varying Task Difficulty Stefanie Mueller, Dishita Turakhia
Technology Mediated Feedback: Powerful, Clear, and Personalized Michael Phillips
Computer-based Testing Facilities for Scalable, Excellent, and Secure STEM Assessment Craig Zilles
iSSP: A Dynamic Interactive Textbook Ted Young
Innovating Education on a Large Scale: What, Why, and How Annoesjka Cabo
Online Learning Innovations and Interventions Eva Ponce, Kyle Keane, Pawan Sinha
Lever for Change: Open Grantmaking at Scale Jeff Ubois
Assistive Technology for Opening Minds, Hands, and Hearts Julie Greenberg, Kyle Keane, Anna Musser, Jaya Narain, Pramoda Karnati
The Mahali Innovation Lab Eva Kaplan
Text Messages and the Future of Digital Education Michael Ioffe n/a



Title / Description Presenter(s) Video Link
Guided Discovery as a Teaching Method Emanuel “Ely” Sachs n/a
Immersive Realities for Learning & Creativity Deepak Chopra n/a
Impact of Online Education on Campus Education Willem van Valkenburg
New Technologies Won’t Reduce Scarcity, but Here’s Something That Might Vasilis Kostakis
Doing Things with MOOCs: Utilization Strategies of Learners in Massively Open Online Courses Mitchell Stevens
From Distance Universities To Universities Without Distances Josep Planell n/a
If Open is the Answer, What Was the Question? Loic Tallon
The Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning Keith Baker
The Dynamics of Affect in Online Learning Ryan Baker
Building Education-to-Employment Programs That Actually Work Pierre Dubuc