In its fourth year, the Teaching with Digital Technology Awards are student-nominated awards for instructors who have effectively used digital technology to improve teaching and learning at MIT. The goal is to recognize instructors for their innovations and to give the MIT community the opportunity to learn from their practices. The awards are co-sponsored by Open Learning and the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

2019 Winners

This year, 158 nominations were received for 117 different faculty members & instructors. The winners, chosen by a committee of undergraduate and graduate students plus Dean Krishna Rajagopal and Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz, are:

  • Erik Demaine, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
  • Amy Carleton, Comparative Media Studies & Writing 
  • John Belcher, Physics
  • Jared Curhan, Sloan School of Management

Winners were honored at a June 4 luncheon and their teaching stories are highlighted in this video:

 

Past Recipients

2018

99 nominations were received for 58 different faculty members & instructors. The winners, chosen by a committee of 5 undergraduate & graduate students plus Dean Krishna Rajagopal, and Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz, are:

  • Simona Socrate, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Chris Caplice, Center for Transportation & Logistics 
  • Michael Yaffe, Biology 
  • Eric Huntley, Urban Studies and Planning

Winners were honored at a June 5 luncheon and their teaching stories are highlighted in this video:

2017

133 nominations were received for 80 different faculty members & instructors. The winners, chosen by a committee of 5 undergraduate & graduate students plus Dean Dennis Freeman, Dean Blanche Staton, and VP Sanjay Sarma, are:

  • Bryan Moser, Olivier de Weck, Edward Crawley, Bruce Cameron, System Design & Management
  • Michael Scott Cuthbert, Music
  • Tracy Robyn Slatyer, Physics

Winners were honored at a June 6 luncheon and their teaching stories are highlighted in this video:

The TWDTA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony celebrated the achievements of Physics professor Tracy Slatyer who received an award. The SDM team, Oliver de Weck, Bryan Moser, Bruce Cameron, and Edward Crawley, also received an award. 

The third winner of this year's award was music professor Matthew Scott Cuthbert. Director of Residential Education at ODL Sheryl Barnes presided over the event.

For more information please contact ODL Residential Education (odl-residential@mit.edu) or read the MIT News article.

 

MIT Faculty receive wards for teaching online

Sheryl Barnes
MIT Faculty receive awards for teaching online
Dennis Freeman, Issac Chuang, Matthew Cuthbert
MIT Faculty win award for teaching online
Olivier De Weck, Bryan Moser, Bruce Cameron
 
MIT Faculty receive awards for teaching online

Dennis Freeman, Isaac Chuang, Tracy Slatyer, Blanche Staton
2016

132 nominations were received for 90 different faculty members & instructors. The winners, chosen by a committee of 5 undergrad & grad students plus Dean Freeman, Dean Ortiz, and VP Sarma, are:

  • Lorna Gibson, MS&E
  • Max Goldman & Robert Miller, EECS
  • Chris Terman, EECS
  • Peter Dourmashkin, Physics
  • Kurt Fendt, CMS

Winners were honored at a luncheon and their teaching stories are highlighted in this video:

For more information please refer to the MIT News article or contact ODL Residential Education (odl-residential@mit.edu).