DIGITAL LEARNING IN EDUCATION @ MIT
News from Residential Education at Open Learning: Vol. 4, Issue 1, Dec 9, 2020.
In this issue:
- Save the Date: Festival of Learning - 1/29/20
- Residential MITx News
- Meet the Residential Team
- xTalks Retrospective
Save the Date: Festival of Learning
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:30-4:30
Tribute to Woodie Flowers
Associate Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue
Learning Expo | Community Lunch | Workshops
Residential MITx News
MITx behind the scenes...
When MITx upgrades to a new release, such as moving from Ginkgo to Hawthorne, improvements are usually visible to the user. The navigational structure may be augmented, new features may be added, or tools may be streamlined.
However, in addition to visible improvements, many increased efficiencies, upgrades, and enhancements occur in the background, which learners and course creators never see. These improvements serve an important purpose: they increase functionality, add to platform stability, or improve performance. Although the next major MITx upgrade is not scheduled until early June, the MITx team will be doing upgrades in the background in late December of this coming year. Service will continue as usual and functionality will not change.
As always, if you wish to learn more about MITx, the educational technologists are available to speak or meet with you and can be reached at email@example.com.
Meet the Residential Team
Learning Engineer Anindya Roy was recently profiled in a Q&A interview with MIT Integrated Learning Initiative Program Manager Steve Nelson. The interview provides an opportunity to learn about Anindya's work, research, and more.
Did you miss any xTalks from this past fall? Visit the xTalks archive for videos, slides, and presentation summaries.
- Craig Zille discussed the advantages of using a computer-based testing facility: cost, scalability, question banks, and more.
- Michael Phillips gave compelling research evidence on the educational benefits of personalized technology-mediated feedback.
- Eric Klopfer and Meredith Thompson used acooperative approach to VR in teaching 3D biological concepts which would otherwise be difficult to grasp.