October 16, 2014

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 4-146

  1. Highlights of report from Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education: Reaction and discussion of implications for educational technology directions
  2. Carnegie-supported Study on Policy Implications for Online Learning & NSF-support Symposium on Online Learning and Learning Sciences
  3. MITCET future and governance for educational technology

April 4, 2014

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Room 33-218

  1. Feedback to John Charles, V.P. IS&T on Guiding Principles document for IT at MIT.

    A working draft of our proposed Guiding Principles document for IT at MIT is attached. So far, the draft reflects feedback from IS&T Sr Staff, the MIT IT Leaders Group, members of the VP of IS&T Search Committee, plus a few in-progress-review comments from members of the ITGC. Per John’s request, please treat the draft as a work-in-progress — it’s not ready for distribution to a wider audience at this stage in its development.

  2. Brief update/presentation on the work of the Institute Working Group on MIT Education and Facilities – Lori Breslow, Director TLL

    The intent would be to identify key themes that may be emerging from this Working Group (Chaired by Prof. Karen Wilcox) that may be candidates for institutional experiments/projects.

March 10, 2014

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Room 33-218

  1. Welcome (New Members)
  2. MITx update
    • MITx HarvardX report highlights (Ike Chuang)
    • Summer of Learning (An MITx initiative proposed for MIT students and external learners)
  3. Funding and monitoring educational technology innovation and experiments. How can MITCET help identify opportunities, resource and monitor faculty innovation and institutional experiments related to educational technology?

November 14, 2013

9:00 – 10:00am
Room 33-206

  1. Welcome
  2. Ecosystem for Academic Technology: The recent launch of the Office of Digital Learning brings together some of the key educational technology organizations at MIT. There are other units who are involved. It is important to understand the charters of various units that comprise the ecosystem for academic technology, their complementarity, their governance, oversight for accountability
  3. Funding and Monitoring educational technology innovation and experiments. How can MITCET help identify opportunities, resource and monitor faculty innovation and institutional experiments related to educational technology?
  4. Updates from Institute Task Forces.

Friday, March 1, 2013

12:30 – 2:00pm
Room 33-206

1. MITx Update

  1. Courses; Use of edX platform

2. General strategy and next steps

  1. Brief Update on DL Task Forces (Learning Environments; Games; Concepts & Learning Pathways; Assessment; Hands-On Learning; Video Vignettes; Basic Research)
  2. Graduate Education Task Force – Discussion

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”.