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Open Learning Talks is a conversation series that brings together leaders in learning to discuss new research-based ideas, technologies, and efforts in education, at MIT and around the world.

Upcoming Talks

Details to come.

Previous Talks

Focusing Course Design on Learners

Digital Learning Lab Scientist Meghan Perdue and MITx Lead Learning Designer Shira Fruchtman in conversation with Senior Associate Dean Chris Capozzola.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Digital Credentials and the Last Mile to Employment
Philipp Schmidt moderated a conversation about the latest research from the Digital Credentials Consortium.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Augmented Reality and Collaboration in Learning

Dr. John Liu in conversation with Jeff Dieffenbach about how augmented reality and online collaboration can enhance teaching and learning.

Tuesday, November 10, 2022

Open Education, Cultural Collection, and Curation: Focus on HBCUs

Learn about how HBCUs are creating a more inclusive canon of OER with Dr. Robbie K. Melton and other HBCU members.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Educational Policy’s Impact on Diversity, Accessibility, and Achievement

Professor Joshua Angrist and Clémence Idoux in conversation with colleague Parag Pathak, discuss their efforts to study the effects of admissions policies on measures of diversity, students’ access to quality schools, and disadvantaged students’ academic achievement.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

MOOC Engagement During the Covid-19 Pandemic

In this talk, Mary Ellen Wiltrout and Katie Blackwell share their research findings and insights about different types of learner engagement in MOOCs and what lessons instructors and course designers can take away from online learning during the pandemic.

November 9, 2021

Shaping the Work of the Future

Tom Kochan in conversation with Meghan Perdue

October 19, 2021

Reach Every Reader

MIT Open Learning and Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty and graduate students discuss the Reach Every Reader project, a collaboration between MIT, Harvard, and Florida State University.

April 29, 2021


Hip Hop, Technology, and Narrative

D. Fox Harrell and Rocky Bucano in conversation

March 18, 2021


Workforce Education: A New Roadmap

Sanjay Sarma and Bill Bonvillian in conversation

February 23, 2021


Mindfulness, Mental Wellness, and Learning

John Gabrieli, Pattie Maes, and Pawan Sinha in conversation with Sanjay Sarma

January 25, 2021


AI Education: Research and Practice

Cynthia Breazeal and Eric Klopfer in conversation

December 8, 2020


Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn

Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto in conversation

October 7, 2020


Watch all videos in this series on YouTube.