Archives for July 2005

Magnanti offers Congress views on education

The United States needs to find new ways to excite today’s schoolchildren about the possibilities that math, science and engineering can hold for them, the dean of MIT’s School of Engineering recently testified during a congressional hearing on “Challenges to American Competitiveness in Math and Science.”

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MIT News Office, Monday July 25, 2005

Learning Space Design in Action

Introductory science courses need to merge lectures, recitations, and hands-on laboratory experience into a technologically and collaboratively rich experience for incoming freshmen. This mix of technology, pedagogy, and classroom design results in better learning. Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) at MIT (http://icampus.mit.edu/teal) is the latest iteration of this effective strategy.”

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EDUCAUSE r e v i e w July/August 2005

Future of the Learning Space: Breaking Out of the Box

For many people, the public image of higher education is the classroom: faculty talking, with students intently listening and taking notes… Many educators, however, increasingly argue that such classrooms are largely ineffective as learning environments and that they should not continue to be built. But what should take their place?…
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EDUCAUSE r e v i e w July/August 2005