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xTalks: Digital Discourses

This series provides a forum to facilitate awareness, deep understanding and transference of educational innovations at MIT and elsewhere. We hope to foster a community of educators, researchers, and technologists engaged in developing and supporting effective learning experiences through online learning environments and other digital technologies.

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February 2015

Introduction to Making: Rapid 3D Fabrication at MIT…. and Beyond

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    Do you want learn more about 3D printing, rapid fabrication and ‘maker spaces’? This joint IS&T and ODL xTalks event will give you an overview of what is happening at MIT as well as a look into how alums are taking it out into the world. We will begin with a crash course on the basics and key concepts by IS&T’s Sr. Education & Sustainability IT Project Manager Jonathan Hunt, followed by a series of short examples of…

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Jenny Stine: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Academe, Corporate Universities & Educational Partnerships

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 4-270

Corporate universities – centralized learning and development organizations in medium and large corporations – are providing sophisticated education on a massive scale. While they might seem like natural partners to universities looking to engage with industry, the commoditization of content coupled with outdated partnership and program delivery models in universities has worked against productive relationships. Based on the results of a recent research study, this talk explores key challenges in university-corporate educational relationships and highlights opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

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