A collection of research publications executed by faculty and staff of MIT Open Learning.

Journal Articles

D. F. Harrell et. al. (2022) Contours of virtual enfreakment in fighting game characters. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol. 180.

Kessler, A., Boston, M., Stein, M. (2019) Exploring How Teachers Support Students’ Mathematical Learning in Computer-Directed Learning Environments. Information and Learning Science. Vol. 121 No. 1/2, pp. 52-78.

Y. J. Kim, L. Rosenheck et. al. (2019) Embedding Assessment in School-Based Making: Preliminary Exploration of Principles for Embedded Assessment in Maker Learning. FL2019: Proceedings of FabLearn 2019. pp. 180-183. Association for Computing Machinery.

Wiltrout, ME., Roy, A. (2018) The Effect of Course Content Position on Student Attempts of Practice Problems in Introductory Biology. Learning With MOOCS (LWMOOCS). IEEE

Thornton, S, Riley, C, Wiltrout, ME. (2017) Criteria for Video Engagement in a Biology MOOCProceedings of the Fourth ACM Conference on Learning@Scale. ACM

Taajamaa V., Majanola AM., Bagiati A., Guo X., Leppanen V. (2017) University Education as a Pathway to Innovation: Perspective on Building Students Innovation Capabilities in Sino-European Education Set-up. Journal of the European Higher Education Area. Volume 2017 Issue 3.

Fisher D., Bagiati, A., Sarma S. (2017) Developing Professional Skills in Undergraduate Engineering Students Through Cocurricular Involvement. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Volume 54 Issue 3

Thornton, S, Wiltrout, ME. (2015) Teaching MIT Students to Think Like Cell Biologists: A Visual Approach. EducationXpress

A. Bagiati, S Yoon Yoon, D. Evangelou, A. Magana, G. Kaloustian, J. Zhu (2015) The landscape of PreK-12 engineering online resources for teachers: global trends. International Journal of STEM Education, V2(1). (Available at http://www.stemeducationjournal.com/content/2/1/1)


A. Bell, J. French, S. Fruchtman, D. Gordon, D. Grimes, M. Perdue, M. Tomasik (2022) MITx Designing for MOOC Learners Guide

D. Henderson, D. Jackson, D. Kaiser, S. P. Kothari, S. Sarma (2022) Ideas for Designing an Affordable New Educational Institution

V. Kumar, R. Raghavan, G. Westerman, S. Young (2022) The Workforce Relevance of Liberal Arts Education White Paper

L. Cook, L. Charles, G. Walsh, R. D. Fadel (2022) Migration Summit 2022 Report

J. P. Schmidt, B. Muramatsu, G. Walsh, D. Zagidulin (2022) Open Source Student Wallet Final Report

G. Westerman, W. B. Bonvillian, A. Clochard-Bossuet, L. A. Killada, J. Liu, S. Nelson (2021) MassBridge: Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Education Program–Benchmarking Study Phase One Report

G. Westerman, W. B. Bonvillian, A. Clochard-Bossuet, L. A. Killada, J. Liu, S. Nelson (2021) MassBridge: Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Education Program–Phase One Report Executive Summary

D. Olson, M. Price, N. Soliman, R. Sahu, A. Wang, D. F. Harrell (2020) Breakbeat Narratives: A Personalized, Conversational Interactive Storytelling System for Museum Education

W. B. Bonvillian, S. Sarma, (2020) Applying New Education Technologies to Meet Workforce Education Needs

W. B. Bonvillian, S. Sarma, M. Perdue, J. Myers, (2020) “Preliminary report — The Workforce Education Project

Playful Journey Lab (2019) Thrifty Makerspaces Project - Year 1 Implementation Report

S. Sarma. Blueprint for a Renaissance University 

A. Bagiati, S. Sarma (2018). "Merging STEM Education with Brain Science: Breaking the Silo Mentality." Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Conference, 17-21 September, Copenhagen, Denmark

A. Bagiati, B. Subirana, S. Sarma  (2017) "Examining STEM Learning through memory retention: a research agenda" Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Conference, 18-21 September, Azores, Portugal

Subirana B., Bagiati A., Sarma S. (2017) On the Forgetting of College Academice: at "Ebbinghaus Speed"? (Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), 2017-06-20) (Available here)

A. Bagiati (2014) "Developing an Online Course: Challenges and Enablers" Proceedings of the SEFI 2014 Annual Conference, held September 15-18 in Birmingham, UK