MIT-Haiti Symposium Summary

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Presented by Vijay Kumar, MIT Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, at the MIT-Haiti Symposium, Cambridge, MA, October 21-22, 2010.

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MIT-Haiti Symposium Summary

  1. 1. MIT-Haiti Symposium MIT-Haiti Symposium :: October 21-22, 2010
  2. 2. The MIT Haiti Symposium For Haiti, Open Educational Resources, along with the affordances of a robust educational technology infrastructure, could present significant opportunity to address several interrelated dimensions of its aspirations.
  3. 3. Possibility Rating Project needs to include pedagogical assistance (teach the teacher) so that Haitian teachers can be developed in terms of not just subject expertise but how to teach. 4.25 Distribute hard drives with OCW content to Haitian partner universities 4.16 Students get immersion in technical environments through a) iLabs, b) basic physics demonstration labs that can move around, and/or c) for a few students through coming to MIT in summers. 4.12 Identify courses from OCW that are most needed and adapt to Haitian needs. Priorities are mathematics, geology, science courses, basic applied engineering courses, courses related to infrastructure. 4.00 Workshop in Haiti to share this with a larger audience including teachers and faculty members. 4.00 Translation of selected video and related print content from OCW followed by related on-site teacher training 3.91 National library of digital educational resources. 3.83 Ship hard drives of all MIT OER content (e.g., mathlets, BLOSSOMS, OCW) to Haitian universities 3.83
  4. 4. Enhance the teaching capability of faculty Distribute MIT OER to Haitian partner universities with appropriate technology Create the opportunity for students to be immersed in technical environments Create a national library of digital educational resources iLabs Basic physics demonstration labs that can move around A few students come to MIT in summers Identify and adapt most needed courses from OCW Symposium workshop for teachers and faculty in Haiti Translation of selected video and related print content Ship hard drives of all MIT OER content Need support resources (people. The School of Engineering of UEH is willing to participate. On-site teacher training with OCW Translation crowdsourcing => quality control) Learning Bus filled with content, engaging even remote areas Create new Blossoms by Haitian scholars Get access to all software tools for use on local intranet. Use the diaspora to help with translation iLab project (like Makarere) at State University of Haiti Expert guest lecturer to work with faculty and students Bring key faculty in STEM to MIT to learn about resources Extend existing exchange programs to MIT Teacher training with interactive component Localization needs for courses Identify 5 mathlet modules that could be translated and integrated
  5. 5. Enhance the teaching capability of faculty Distribute MIT OER to Haitian partner universities with appropriate technology Create the opportunity for students to be immersed in technical environments Create a national library of digital educational resources iLabs Basic physics demonstration labs that can move around A few students come to MIT in summers Identify and adapt most needed courses from OCW Symposium workshop for teachers and faculty in Haiti Translation of selected video and related print content Ship hard drives of all MIT OER content Need support resources (people. The School of Engineering of UEH is willing to participate. On-site teacher training with OCW Translation crowdsourcing => quality control) Learning Bus filled with content, engaging even remote areas Create new Blossoms by Haitian scholars Get access to all software tools for use on local intranet. Use the diaspora to help with translation iLab project (like Makarere) at State University of Haiti Expert guest lecturer to work with faculty and students Bring key faculty in STEM to MIT to learn about resources Extend existing exchange programs to MIT Teacher training with interactive component Localization needs for courses Identify 5 mathlet modules that could be translated and integrated
  6. 6. Need funding – capital support Building educational buildings and infrastructure may be more immediate priority Teacher training is critically neededAccount for instability of the internet in Haiti May be a new administrative model for higher education Leadership training Lack of native Haitian scientific expertise Need a clear project management and coordinating structure National Science Advisory Committee Establish Conseil des Recteurs Lack of specialized skills/knowledge/training Must develop knowledge base to inform decision-making
  7. 7. Priorities for Action Projects • Open Educational Resources • Immersion in Technical Environments • National Library of Digital Educational Resources Process • Faculty Development • Policy, Governance, Infrastructure Platform for Engagement: MIT/Haiti
  8. 8. Open Educational Resources Share the complete library of OER content and software in conjunction with a faculty development and support plan Immersive Technical Environments Form a network of partnerships that will create a science and technology immersion infrastructure in Haiti National Library of Digital Educational Resources Create a national library of digital educational resources for open educational content and build that is openly accessible and free to users
  9. 9. MIT-Haiti Symposium MIT-Haiti Symposium :: October 21-22, 2010

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