REIMAGINING LEARNING ON CAMPUS
AND FOR THE WORLD

Daniel Carchidi
MIT Office of Digital Learning
Director of Special Proje...
CAN A 1,000 YEAR-OLD INDUSTRY CHANGE?

2
UNIVERSITIES

Lecture, Circa 1308 AD
ESTABLISHED 1088 AD

Bologna, Italy

From Wikipedia
3
Lecture, Circa 2014 AD

Courtesy Eric Klopfer
4
Today’s “consumers” are different from
previous generations
• The anytime anywhere
generation
• Diverse
• Socially aware &...
Digital online delivery is the next one

• MIT & Harvard invest $30M each
• Free world education
• Open source platform
• ...
Why?
Expand access to education for
students worldwide through online learning,
while reinventing campus education through...
MIT Office of Digital Learning
• Created November 2012

• Prof. Sanjay Sarma named Director of Digital
Learning
• Office i...
How are MITx and edX different?

edX is a platform for a global audience

MITx is the production house
and the product
MITx Mission
• support the use of digital learning tools
and techniques in the delivery of MIT
residential programs
• prov...
MITx Expertise
•
•
•
•
•
•

Project Management
Video production and management
Instructional design
Technical support
Trai...
Pedagogical Architecture

OCW

Online education holds the key to making residential education better and less
expensive ev...
EARLY FINDINGS FROM MITx ON edX COURSES
Providing immediate feedback
• Interspersed “finger exercises”
– Reinforces concepts at time of
acquisition
– Link to othe...
Videos 7.00x
Exercises auto-graded
Über exercises
Visualizations
• Active
exploration of
dynamic,
complex
systems

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Simulations
• Allow students to
explore concepts in
“lab” setting on their
schedule and
location
– Doesn’t provide
direct ...
Assessment tools
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Multiple choice
Numerical questions
Equations
Algebra
Program code
Marking elements ...
IMPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION AND
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
We launched to the world.
Now its coming home
2012-2014

...
MITx residential adoption
Fall 2012 (3)

Fall 2013 (13)

8.01 Classical Mechanics

620

8.21 Physics of Energy

CC.801 Cla...
Our experience on campus
• Solid State Chemistry
– Required subject
– Typical “fifth week flag”
rate is 50-70 student
(out...
Other anecdotes
2.01, Intro Statics

7.012, Intro Biology

• All videos made
available online
• Regular lectures
• Regular...
WHAT’S NEXT?

25
Institute-wide taskforce on the future of
education at MIT
• 50 faculty + students + staff, 40 meetings
• Faculty and stud...
Beneficial side-effect: modularity,
flexibility, sharing
• Active classroom in
required introductory
physics class
• Intro...
Broader impact on the campus
• What does the
classroom of the
future include?

• What does the
student residence of
the fu...
New kinds of learning spaces

• Academic villages
• Hands-on learning
• Maker spaces and
sandboxes
• Studios

29
MOOC.org + MIT OpenCourseWare =
scalable, widely accessible DIY courses
Conclusions
• Online tools enable an epochal leap
towards MIT’s longtime ambition:
learning by doing
• MOOCs are a wonderf...
THANK YOU

Daniel Carchidi
MIT Office of Digital Learning
carchidi@mit.edu

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  1. 1. REIMAGINING LEARNING ON CAMPUS AND FOR THE WORLD Daniel Carchidi MIT Office of Digital Learning Director of Special Projects and Program Manager, MITx 1
  2. 2. CAN A 1,000 YEAR-OLD INDUSTRY CHANGE? 2
  3. 3. UNIVERSITIES Lecture, Circa 1308 AD ESTABLISHED 1088 AD Bologna, Italy From Wikipedia 3
  4. 4. Lecture, Circa 2014 AD Courtesy Eric Klopfer 4
  5. 5. Today’s “consumers” are different from previous generations • The anytime anywhere generation • Diverse • Socially aware & engaged • Global perspective • Other industries have been swept up 5
  6. 6. Digital online delivery is the next one • MIT & Harvard invest $30M each • Free world education • Open source platform • We disrupted ourselves!! 6
  7. 7. Why? Expand access to education for students worldwide through online learning, while reinventing campus education through blended models And learn about learning. And how… 7
  8. 8. MIT Office of Digital Learning • Created November 2012 • Prof. Sanjay Sarma named Director of Digital Learning • Office includes: • • • • MIT OpenCourseWare MITx Office of Educational Innovation and Technology Academic Media & Production Services
  9. 9. How are MITx and edX different? edX is a platform for a global audience MITx is the production house and the product
  10. 10. MITx Mission • support the use of digital learning tools and techniques in the delivery of MIT residential programs • provide free, scalable, MIT-quality courses to academically talented and well-prepared learners worldwide • and further the understanding of best practices in emerging digital and scalable learning environments.
  11. 11. MITx Expertise • • • • • • Project Management Video production and management Instructional design Technical support Training across these areas Consulting - best practices and latest research
  12. 12. Pedagogical Architecture OCW Online education holds the key to making residential education better and less expensive even as it promises to offer education to many millions more people. Red indicates IP-free content Digital Authoring of a Class No Formal Master Workflow Corpus Today of Class MITx Yellow indicates grades management
  13. 13. EARLY FINDINGS FROM MITx ON edX COURSES
  14. 14. Providing immediate feedback • Interspersed “finger exercises” – Reinforces concepts at time of acquisition – Link to other material – Mine data to find gaps in knowledge • Range of tools for automated assessment • Peer assessment can augment learning experience • Opportunity to direct learner to discussion forums • Early evaluations show improved learning • Will not work for all disciplines? 14
  15. 15. Videos 7.00x
  16. 16. Exercises auto-graded
  17. 17. Über exercises
  18. 18. Visualizations • Active exploration of dynamic, complex systems 18
  19. 19. Simulations • Allow students to explore concepts in “lab” setting on their schedule and location – Doesn’t provide direct lab skills, but enables exploration 19
  20. 20. Assessment tools • • • • • • • • • • Multiple choice Numerical questions Equations Algebra Program code Marking elements on images Changing chemical formulas Short answer Peer critiquing and assessment New tools being added on a regular basis 2/18/2014 20
  21. 21. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING We launched to the world. Now its coming home 2012-2014 21
  22. 22. MITx residential adoption Fall 2012 (3) Fall 2013 (13) 8.01 Classical Mechanics 620 8.21 Physics of Energy CC.801 Classical Mechanics 10 5.37 Organic and Inoranic Lab ES.801 Classical Mechanics 10 6.341 Discrete-time signal processing 18 2 33 6.042 Mathematics for computer science 3.091 Introduction to solid state chemistry Spring 2013 (7) 6.s064 Machine Learning 280 338 159 87 57 18.05 Statistics 2.01 Elements of Structure CC.801 Classical Mechanics 42 5.111 Organic Chemistry 228 8.033 Relativity 99 6.042 Mathematics for Computer Science 8.011 Classical Mechancis 214 46 3.012 Fundamentals of Material Science 8.021 Electricity and Magnetism 26 16 CC.802 Electricity and Magnetism 6 18.03 Differential Equations 227 ES.802 Electricity and Magnetism 31 8.13 Experimental Physics I 67 2.03 Dynamics and Control 114 Total: 2750 (2050 unique) users 800 active users a day 22
  23. 23. Our experience on campus • Solid State Chemistry – Required subject – Typical “fifth week flag” rate is 50-70 student (out of 500) – With immediate feedback, multiple attempts at problems, rate this term was 3.
  24. 24. Other anecdotes 2.01, Intro Statics 7.012, Intro Biology • All videos made available online • Regular lectures • Regular assignments, exams • Unprecedented “performance” • All videos made available online • Auto-grading capability • Final results not in but 77% say they would use system even if not required
  25. 25. WHAT’S NEXT? 25
  26. 26. Institute-wide taskforce on the future of education at MIT • 50 faculty + students + staff, 40 meetings • Faculty and student surveys • 20+ departmental presentations • Preliminary report at future.mit.edu • Final report in May 2014
  27. 27. Beneficial side-effect: modularity, flexibility, sharing • Active classroom in required introductory physics class • Introductory EECS course: almost all contact in lab settings, using automated tutor • Mech E, EECS subjects using modules, breaking terms into pieces 27
  28. 28. Broader impact on the campus • What does the classroom of the future include? • What does the student residence of the future include? 28
  29. 29. New kinds of learning spaces • Academic villages • Hands-on learning • Maker spaces and sandboxes • Studios 29
  30. 30. MOOC.org + MIT OpenCourseWare = scalable, widely accessible DIY courses
  31. 31. Conclusions • Online tools enable an epochal leap towards MIT’s longtime ambition: learning by doing • MOOCs are a wonderful outcome • But make no mistake: online is to enrich the magic of the residential, not to replace it 31
  32. 32. THANK YOU Daniel Carchidi MIT Office of Digital Learning carchidi@mit.edu 32
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