Friday, December 21, 2012

2:00 – 3:30pm
Room 5-231

In his announcement of the new directorate for digital learning, President Reif mentioned that,  “through MITx and edX, we should also use our campus community as a laboratory for inventing the residential research university of the future.”

The establishment of the DDL follows a series of experiments that MITCET launched with a focus on modularity to address the improvement of the undergrad educational experience as well as the launch of  MITx and edX courses. (See attached document),

With the above as context, the agenda for our next MITCET is as follows:

1.  Continued discussion of the Vision/Mission for Digital Learning  (Sanjay)

2.   Key Issues/Priorities for Digital Learning  (All)

–   What are the 3 most important things that MIT should focus on in its Digital Learning initiatives?

3. Updates


Monday, November 26, 2012

9:00 – 10:30am
Room 33-206

  1. DBER*- Online Learning Symposium: Discussion of Outcomes, Format and Participants
    The draft prospectus for the symposium  (also sent for the last meeting) is attached. Also attached is a short summary that highlights the key points from the rather extensive NAE DBER report.
  2. Plans from the new Director of Digital Learning – Sanjay Sarma
  3. Learning from the MIT/edX courses to inform MIT education
    What processes do we put in place to share/disseminate what is being learnt from the MITx/edX courses?
  4. Updates/Announcements

*DBER-> Discipline Based Educational Research

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

3:30 – 5:00pm
Room 33-206

  1. Assessment of MITCET sponsored Experiments for Online Education: A report and discussion of the assessment undertaken by TLL are part of the Online Experiments on Modularity- Glenda Stump, Lori Breslow, TLL (3:30 – 4:30)

    The assessment reports are attached.

    A report prepared for the Class of ’60  which  includes descriptions of the projects has been sent earlier.

    We would like to hear from you if there are particular questions or points from the assessments that you would like addressed.  Please send us these no later than October 20. It will help frame  the discussion at the meeting.

  2. DBER-Online Learning Symposium: Discussion of Outcomes; Format. The draft prospectus for the symposium  (also sent for the last meeting) is attached. (4.30 – 4.45)
  3. Updates/Announcements: MITCET Website; Other

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2:00 – 3:30pm Room 1-236

1. Introductions

2. Remarks by Eric Grimson, Chancellor: Online Education and Education Technology; Vision and MIT directions

3. Discussion of MITCET’s charge with emphasis on how to capture and share learnings from EdX for MIT education.

4. Updates/topics for future meetings: Proposed symposium on online education and discipline based educational research; Other

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Rm. 1-236

Meeting Notes

1. Plan for Symposium on Online Education: “Online Learning for MIT Education: At the intersection of Residential Learning and MITx”.

Monday, April 9, 2012

1.  Plan for Symposium on Online Education:   “Online Learning for MIT Education:  At the intersection of Residential Learning and MITx”, (Working title) on May 24, 2012, 2:00 – 5.00.

We are planning a workshop/symposium on May 24, 2:00-5:00 directed towards understanding the impact and implications of the online initiatives that have been launched (MITCET Alumni supported projects) for curriculum, learning, infrastructure as well as the intersection with MITx, with a view towards identifying and addressing the research issues and scaling considerations.

Discussion on:

– Desired Outcomes

– Key Themes/Topics to address

– Program and Format.

– Key participants

(A draft program will be presented for discussion)

2.  MITCET Experiments:

Context: So far MITCET has launched 3 Experiments: Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Aero/Astro. These experiments have progressed apace and a status update was presented at our meeting in February. These projects are employing a range of approaches directed toward making MIT undergraduate education much more flexible and richer.  What do we want to learn from these experiments?   What steps should be taken to understand and monitor the collective impact of these projects for the intended goals?  What might be areas for additional experiments in light of the opportunities of high interest that we had identified?

Discussion of Anthropology proposal for a MITCET Experiment.

3.  Updates:

– Comments on DUE Visiting Committee discussion on Online and Residential education.

– Learning Spaces Report.

Monday, March 19, 2012

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Rm. 56-167

Meeting Notes

1.  Discussion with Provost Rafael Reif on MITCET’s Role, Educational Technology Initiatives and MITx.

  • MIT has initiated three bold interrelated educational innovations: MITx, On-campus innovations (MITCETs work along with other funding (Alumni, D’Arbeloff and SoE)), and OCW.
  • How do we address these initiatives as an integrated package to maximize cross project learning, shared services and resources, and impact on MIT?
  • Discussion based on the White paper sent to the provost (attached)

2.  Announcement/Plan for Workshop:  Online Learning for MIT Education:  At the intersection of Residential Learning and MITx.

  • We are planning a workshop/symposium in the week after classes in May directed towards understanding the impact and implications of the online initiatives that have been launched (MITCET and Alumni supported projects) for curriculum, learning, infrastructure as well as the intersection with MITx, with a view towards identifying and addressing the research issues and scaling considerations.

Wednesday, February 16, 2012

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Rm. 56-167

No Notes Available

1.  Brief Status Update on MITCET Modularity Experiments          10:00 – 10:45

    • Ken Kamrin, Mechanical Engineering
    • Karen Willcox, Aero-Astro
    • John Essigmann and George Zaidan, Chemistry

2,  Discussion on MITx- Implications for Residential Education     10.45 – 11.30