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

 

Friday, December 16, 2011

No agenda is available for this meeting.

Monday, October 31, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 5-231

Notes for this meeting

  • Discuss modularity experiments
  • Discuss Academic Council presentation

Monday, September 12, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 5-231

Notes for this meeting

  1. Online Education

    Recently Stanford announced new educational initiatives from the CS department and the School of Engineering. (See Links below)

    http://www.i-programmer.info/news/150-training-a-education/2917-more-free- online-courses.html

    http://see.stanford.edu/

    Discussion: What are the implications for MIT strategy?

  2. Modularity Experiments
    • Discussion on the ME and Chemistry experiments and next steps
    • Discussion of EECS Proposal (Sent earlier by Dan. Attached)
    • Other projects
    • Communication plans:
      • Academic Council; Departments;
      • Other
o Desired Outcomes
      • Timetable for MITCET Experiments (Please see attached draft)

    Discussion: What does MITCET want to learn from the experiments, and what are the implications for data collection and assessment?

  3. LMS Strategy: Review of the results of the Blackboard experiment. Implication and next steps.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rm. 33-206

Notes for this meeting

Agenda

  1. Feedback from student focus groups.
  2. Feedback from council and department presentations.
  3. Discussion of proposals: ESD and Chemistry (attached), and ME and EECS if we received them before the meeting.- These are experiments: What does MITCET want to learn from the experiments, and what are the implications for data collection and assessment?
  4. MITCET engagement plan for Summer- Communications(Article for upcoming FNL attached)- Working with the selected projects to ensure that they are well-defined* and ready for a start in Fall ’11.(* SOW, implementation and assessment plans are aligned with MITCET intent)

Monday April 25, 2011

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Rm. 5-231

Notes for this meeting

Agenda

  1. Discussion of draft proposals from EECS, ESD, Chemistry and ME – Dan/Hal
    (Proposal sent by Dan Hastings to MITCET)With the goal of selecting MITCET supported experiments on modularization leading to greater student/faculty flexibility while enhancing overall
    student learning.
  2. Report on Student Focus group/s — Liz
  3. Communication on MITCET plans and process to School Councils, Academic Council and the faculty at large – Dan

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

11:00 – 12:30 pm
Rm. 5-231

Notes for this meeting

Agenda

Part I.

  1. Updates and discussion on interest and proposals for MITCET experiments on modularization leading to greater student/faculty flexibility while enhancing overall student learning.
    • EECS: Dan, (Hal)
    • ESD: Dan
    • Sloan (Report on Sloan initiatives with modularity): Jim
    • Chemistry: Troy
    • Student Focus Groups: Liz Denys/Vikram
    • Other
  2. Process for developing and selecting experiments (Dan, Vijay)
    • Brief descriptions of ideas from departments/groups by April 15.
    • Department+MITCET (subgroup) develop proposal on selected ideas by April 30 ( May 6?)
    • MITCET decision for projects to commence in Fall by May 15 (May 20?)

Part II.

  • Charter and Working Group for Teaching/Learning Spaces: Christine

Friday, February 25, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 5-231

Notes for this meeting

  • Discuss Carnegie Mellon visit
  • Discuss modularity experiments