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February 2018

ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons

Thursday, February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Dr. Carleen Maitland

Carleen Maitland introduces the terms "digital refugee" and "digital humanitarian brokerage" as she previews her new edited volume Digital Lifeline? ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons.

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From Augmented to Virtual Learning: Affordances of Different Mixes of Reality for Learning

Thursday, February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Eric Klopfer photo

Eric Klopfer asks, what theories and evidence can we generate and build upon to provide a foundation for using augmented and virtual reality technologies productively for learning?

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Workshop on Academic Argument

Thursday, February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 253, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

In one 2-hour workshop addressed to the MIT community (faculty, TAs and grad students especially welcome) we propose to explore written argument across several academic disciplines.

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Post-Apocalypse Fiber Arts

Thursday, February 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MIT Building E51, Room 095, 70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This class teaches fiber techniques with upcycled or ordinary household materials as inputs and useful objects as outputs.

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January 2018

Thesis Boot Camp: Exercises and Strategies for Writing a Major Technical Report

Wednesday, January 31 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 231 Cambridge, MA + Google Map
Independent Activities Period

This IAP workshop will offer students a strategic and intense opportunity to prepare for their upcoming thesis or other large writing project.

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Writing Your Dissertation? Writing Your Proposal? Planning Ahead?

Thursday, January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Writing and Communications Center logo

Get resources, strategies, and tips to streamline your writing process.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Understanding How to Reason with Sources

Thursday, January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This workshop will help you learn how to write with sources—published, online, or live—in ways that will help both you and your readers understand how your ideas build on, and move beyond, those of your sources.

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Ed Tech Mini Design Studio

Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, February 1
MIT Building 2, Room 143, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

If you have an ed tech project you are working on and would like to get feedback or take it to the next level, this mini design studio is for you!

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The Matter of Facts

Wednesday, January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIT Building 1, Room 242, 33 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

How do we, as instructors value facts? How do we, or might we, make this valuing explicit in our teaching?

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Unleashing Alternative Futures: Constructing New Worlds through Imagination, Narrative, and Radical Hope

Wednesday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 31
MIT Building 9, Room 217, 105 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

Learn from the rich ancestry of speculative fiction, exercise collaborative ideation and world-building, and create stories and art that may unleash new futures to topple the hegemonic order.

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Reasoning and Argumentation

Tuesday, January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This workshop will teach participants central concepts of rhetoric and argumentation that can aid in generating useful debate that fosters open dialogue towards understanding and problem solving.

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SO BAD IT’S GOOD: An Introduction to Media Analysis Through Watching Bad Media

Tuesday, January 23 - Thursday, January 25
MIT Building 5, Room 217, 55 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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The Room screencap

What is it that makes watching so-called “trashy TV” so fun? What does it mean for a film to be “so bad it’s good?”

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Stories of Our Lives: Autobiographical Writing for Everyone

Monday, January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This two hour workshop is a bite-sized sample of one of our most popular introductory writing classes, Reading and Writing Autobiography.

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Introduction to 3D Scanning

Monday, January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MIT Building 2, Room 142, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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An introductory workshop about 3d scan technology that costs little to no money.

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Digital Rhetoric and Mobile Learning

Monday, January 22 - Wednesday, January 24
MIT Building 8, Room 205, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge,
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Independent Activities Period

If you have ever wondered how to effectively teach and learn with smartphones and tablets, this may be the program for you.

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