About MIT iCampus Outreach Program

The MIT iCampus Outreach Initiative seeks to disseminate innovative educational technology tools that can make a significant, sustainable difference in how well and quickly students learn, how much they remember, and how fast they can shift from absorbing facts and concepts to creating new ideas and solutions themselves. With Microsoft Research, MIT iCampus Outreach seeks faculty and institutions looking to adopt new educational tools. The Outreach project will provide the software tools, supporting documentation, and guidance to assist higher education institutions to successfully implement these tools. To find out more information about the MIT iCampus Outreach projects please contact us. Join a community of like minded faculty at institutions around the world who are seeking to transform the practice of higher education with educational technology.

Learn More about MIT iCampus Projects

  • Remote labs (iLabs)
    The iLabs project is dedicated to the proposition that online laboratories – real laboratories accessed through the Internet – can enrich science and engineering education by greatly expanding the range of experiments that students are exposed to in the course of their education. To learn more visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/ilabs/.
  • Cross Media Annotation System (xMAS)
    xMAS – the iCampus Cross Media Annotation System provides tools to enhance the use of video and image collections in humanities courses and in any subject in which precise reference to visual materials is needed. Close reading, analysis and sharing of interpretation of textual materials has long been a central part of humanities teaching and learning. XMAS is based on the idea that humanities education is increasingly multimedia in character. XMAS can be used in conjunction with image and text collections, and is currently optimized for use with commercially available DVDs as video source. XMAS allows users to rapidly define segments of film which can be replayed by clicking on automatically created links that can be saved in a list or dragged and dropped into discussion threads or online essays. http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/xmas/
  • Sketch for Understanding (Magic Paper)
    The Natural Interaction research project (formerly Magic Paper) enables a novel form of interaction with software, making it possible to describe things by sketching, gesturing, and talking about them in a way that feels completely natural, yet have a computer understand the messy freehand sketches, casual gestures, and fragmentary utterances that are part and parcel of such interaction. To learn more about Natural Interaction visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/magic-paper/
  • Online lectures and Homework (XTutor)
    XTutor Release 1 is a complete set of lectures, captured as audio recordings and transcripts, problem sets, interactive tutoring agents and assignment tracking supporting an introduction to computer science (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, 6.001 at MIT), and Artificial Intelligence (course 6.034). To learn more about XTutor visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/xtutor/
  • Compliant Mechanism Tool (CoMeT)
    CoMeT was created to shorten the compliant mechanism design process. The goal was to enable the designer to gain a “big picture” view of the critical facets of compliant mechanism design, fabrication and use, and to develop a simulation tool that may be used to generate and evolve new compliant mechanism designs. A Compliant mechanism is a device that transfers or transforms motion, force, or energy in order to perform work. A few examples that come to mind are springs, tweezers, and a bow-and-arrow. To learn more about the Compliant Mechanism Tool visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/comet/
  • MIT Online Assessment Tool (iMOAT)
    iMOAT, the iCampus MIT Online Assessment Tool, is a service for Web-based administration and grading of writing examinations. It has been used for assessing writing skills of MIT entering students since 1998 and refined by writing instruction experts at five major universities. To learn more about iMOAT visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/imoat/
  • Technology-Enabled Active Learning (TEAL)
    Technology-enabled active learning is a teaching format that merges lectures, simulations, and hands-on desktop experiments to create a rich collaborative learning experience. By the fall of 2005, TEAL will be used for almost all MIT introductory physics instruction. To learn more about TEAL visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/teal/
  • Peer Review Evaluation Process (PREP)
    PREP, or Peer-Review Evaluation Process, is a design methodology for use in teams. It is a process by which four to six individuals develop ideas and then share them as a team, so that the team can then select the best idea. It has been used successfully at MIT in Mechanical Engineering Course 2.007, in which students design and build robots for a competition held each spring. The PREP process may be done manually, or it may be done in a web-enabled version written on top of Microsoft SharePoint. To learn more about PREP visit http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/prep-peer-review-evaluation-process/

Please contact the MIT iCampus Outreach Director for more information.