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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What can the next generation of Americans do to reverse the declining standards of living they are inheriting from the baby boomers who benefited from the Golden Era of the American economy following WW II? This talk will lay out the challenges and opportunities facing young Americans, with a particular emphasis on education and recent innovations the enable widespread lifelong learning. From pre-school to life-long-learning programs, all institutions of learning need to be active contributors to a new social contact. …Find out more »
Dr Pavel Luksha experiments with technology foresights, game design, online learning tools and a number of other formats. He sees education as the game changer, with an understanding of education not limited to schools and universities. He works with education foresights as part of start-up schools and corporate education formats. His educational projects channel the soft technology capable of kick-starting real change. Luksha is an education futures architect. He is professor at the Higher School of Economics Moscow, Academy of…Find out more »
Flipping the Dice: An active-learning, technology-enhanced, up-to-date 18.05 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics) Dr. Jeremy Orloff is an instructor in the Math Department and Experimental Study Group at MIT. His main interests are in undergraduate education and teacher training. Together with Haynes Miller and Jonathan Bloom he is working to bring flipped, active learning classes to the Math Department. Dr. Jonathan Bloom is a Moore Instructor and NSF Post-doctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department at MIT where he does research…Find out more »
The Great Diseases Partnership: Addressing science and health literacy challenges by teaching cutting-edge biomedical science in the K-12 science classroom Dr. Karina Meiri is Professor of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology and Director of the Center for Translational Science Education (CTSE) at Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to her interests in bringing cutting edge biomedical science into the high school classroom, she is a developmental neurobiologist. Dr. Berri Jacque is a Research Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the…Find out more »