Explore the (Interactive) Future of MIT Education

by Nancy DuVergne Smith on October 18, 2013

in Campus Culture, Learning

Answers are coming in to the large questions raised by the task force charged with reinventing residential education at MIT. And the first results are a series of interactive graphics that captures the nearly 200 ideas submitted to the Idea Bank by faculty, students, staff, and alumni. No surprise—alumni were, by far, the most enthusiastic participants.

future-MIT_10-18-13_2What can you do?

  • Alumni can go to the Future of MIT Education website and mouse over the circles to get a stream of ideas or demographic data on who has submitted ideas.
  • Browse Trending Data or explore ideas by these key areas: global implications of edX ; a new financial model for education; and facilities for the future.
  • Follow @FutureMIT on Twitter for daily insights.
  • Haven’t shared your thoughts yet? Email the task force leaders at mitedu-cochairs@mit.edu.

In an MIT News story, President L. Rafael Reif outlined his intent: “To stay true to our educational values, we must seize the opportunity to reimagine what we do and how we do it … We are in the midst of an educational revolution.”

Expect a preliminary report later this fall. Meanwhile the task force is soliciting ideas from a Corporation Advisory Group and an Alumni Advisory Group, chaired by John Jarve ’78, SM ’79, president of the MIT Alumni Association.

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