Festival of Learning

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 Wieman on "A New Approach to Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering". (videoabstract | 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" (videostudent reflection). 
  • 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