In support of the Institute’s mission to make digital learning a priority at MIT, ODL has created a new community of digital learning innovators called the “MITx Digital Learning Lab”. The Lab is composed of Digital Learning Scientists and Digital Learning Fellows who play a critical role in advancing digital learning initiatives across MIT — specifically with MIT Faculty and Departments.

The MITx Digital Learning Lab is a collaborative program between ODL and MIT’s academic departments with a mission to learn, collaborate, and innovate on the use of digital learning on campus and beyond.

Members of the Digital Learning Lab (Digital Learning Scientists and Digital Learning Fellows) become the digital learning ambassadors in the departments, serving as primary liaisons between ODL and academic departments or initiatives; collaborating directly with faculty while guiding and supporting departments on digital learning strategies, and working with other fellows to build and develop digital learning projects. They also conduct research to help advance teaching and learning both at MIT and globally.

Additionally members of the Digital Learning Lab work together as a community to support and share innovations across MIT, as well as externally. The community meets bi-monthly to share updates, trends, and hear from guest speakers from MIT and beyond. The community also supports each other in developing tools and techniques for course development and shares best practices.

To learn more about the Digital Learning Lab and upcoming events or courses, contact us.

View the roster of Digital Learning Lab Scientists and Fellows here.

MITx Digital Learning Lab
Members of the MITx Digital Learning Lab, June 2017


Beyond the MITx Digital Learning Lab there are a variety of opportunities available for postdoctoral students, graduate and undergraduate students to join individual course teams or collaborate on digital learning projects around campus.

For more information, contact us.