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Thursday, November 30, 2006

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcoming reception
The welcoming reception for the attendees is at the Frank Gehry-designed MIT Stata Center, on the fourth floor in the R & D Common Area. An architectural tour of this unique building will be available, which houses the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Friday, December 1, 2006

  All sessions, except Friday lunch, will be held at the MIT Tang Center (E51).
7:30 AM Continental breakfast in Ting Foyer, Tang Center
8:30 AM Welcome and opening remarks;
9:00 AM Keynote: Relearning Learning — Applying the Long Tail to Learning
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Moderated Discussion: Roles of industry, academia, and government in addressing competitiveness through education and technology
12:00 PM Lunch and facilitated discussions in
Morss Hall, Walker Memorial Building
2:00 PM Moderated Discussion: Educational technology exemplars from US schools of engineering
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Keynote: Globalization of Higher Education
4:45 PM Closing:
5:30 PM -7:30 PM Dinner Reception at MIT Museum
The attendees will have opportunities to network and examine interactive exhibits demonstrating projects supported by the MIT-Microsoft iCampus educational technology alliance.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

7:30 AM Continental breakfast in Ting Foyer, Tang Center
8:30 AM Keynote: The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Initiative: Vision and Implementation
9:30 AM Moderated Discussion: Effective examples of educational technology and priorities for future investment 
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Results from Friday's lunchtime discussions
12:00 PM Workshops and demonstrations (I), with lunch
1:15 PM Workshops and demonstrations (II)
2:45 PM Workshops and demonstrations (III)
4:00 PM Question and Answer and Closing
4:15 PM Adjourn

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Fawah Akwo in Cameroon

MIT sophomore Fawah Akwo helps high-school juniors in Limbe, Cameroon, access online assistance for college applicants, as part of the iCampus OpenAfrica project (2006).

XTutor at Xi'an Jiaotung

MIT students Angus Hucknall and Chang She conduct computer science instruction with the aid of the iCampus xTutor system at Xi'an Jiaotung University in Xi'an, China, in an internship co-sponsored by iCampus and MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (2005).

iLabs in Nigeria

Professor of Electrical Engineering Jesús del Alamo demonstrates the remote access to MIT laboratory equipment (iCampus iLabs) to staff and students at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2004).

MIT flagpole with strain gauge

Under the direction of Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Kevin Amaratunga, the MIT flagpole in Killian court is instrumented with a strain gauge so that it can be monitored over the Web from anywhere in the world, by means of the iCampus iLabs architecture (2001).

International Design Compitition

The 2002 IDC was held at M.I.T. in Boston, Massachusetts. Students from around the world designed and built robots to compete at the final competition at MIT.

Classroom Learning Partner

Dr Kimberle Koile using Classroom Learning Partner (CLP) in MIT Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (6.001) recitation class.

Professor of Electrical Engineering Hal Abelson teaching undergraduate students about recursion.