Whether in classrooms or labs, residences or maker spaces, in the shadow of a volcano or by the light of a laptop, MIT continues to push the limits of how learning happens, and what it can achieve.

MITx Digital Learning Fellow and Department of Physics lecturer Jolyon Bloomfield conducts a demonstration for students in 8.01 Classical Mechanics. The course runs on a "TEAL+x" model that delivers much of its core content online, maximizing time for in-class interactivity. Photo: Ben Bocko

Strength in Education

New initiatives in residential and digital education go manus in manus with MIT's mind and hand ethos

Jinane Abounadi, second from right, meets with MIT Sandbox participants. Image: Lillie Paquette

Digging Deep

MIT Sandbox supports balanced development of student entrepreneurs

From left, Parag Pathak, David Autor, and Joshua Angrist in the Morris and Sophie Chang Building, home to the MIT Department of Economics. Photo: M. Scott Brauer

Informing Education

The School Effectiveness & Inequality Initiative puts facts at the forefront of policy debate

Photo: M. Scott Brauer

Energizer

An engineer/MBA applies new carbon capture technology to the fossil fuel industry

Professor Ceasar McDowell. Image: Leise Jones Photographyc

Rewards and Struggles

A design and planning course wrestles with questions of identity, voice, and democracy

An illustration for the team’s March publication in Cell depicts possible paths of tumor evolution in relation to hills (presenting resistance to a drug), and valleys (sensitivity). Artwork: Boyang Zhao

Cornering Cancer

Collaborative “systems biology” approach could steer tumors into submission

Photo: Ken Richardson

Digital Ocean

Modeling the diverse world of phytoplankton opens up a predictive view of our own

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