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MOOCs and the Emerging Digital Classroom

Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

MOOCs and other forms of online learning have the potential to disrupt traditional classroom education — or to help us better understand how to exploit the many learning spaces students now inhabit. This forum examines the ongoing migration of our analog practices into digital forms, looking at the ways in which digital technologies are transforming teaching and learning both on and off campus. What gaps in our curricula, or in our students’ experience, can be filled through technology? What elements of teaching practice can be effectively translated into new media, and what aspects of “teaching” must be redefined?

Anant Agarwal the president of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard University, and a professor in MIT’s electrical engineering and computer science department.

Alison Byerly holds an interdisciplinary appointment as College Professor at Middlebury College and, during 2012-2013, she is a visiting scholar in the Literature Section at MIT.

Daphne Koller is the Rajeev Motwani Professor in the computer science department at Stanford University. Koller will join the conversation live from the west coast.

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Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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MIT Media Lab, Room 633
75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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