What is MITx? What is MITx? This set of FAQs accompanies MIT’s Dec. 19, 2011 announcement regarding MITx. Why is MIT doing this?MIT seeks through the development of MITx to improve education both on the MIT campus and around the world. On campus, MITx will be coupled with an Institute-wide research initiative on online teaching and learning. The online learning tools that MITx develops will benefit the educational experience of residential students by supplementing and reinforcing the classroom and laboratory experiences. Beyond the MIT campus, MITx will endeavor to break down barriers to education in two ways.
History, the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education 1780 - Early public schools adopt the teacher/manager model with the teacher as the primary manger of instruction and assessment in a single classroom. 1946 - First vacuum tube-based computers developed; universities help in computer development effort; technology used in war effort. 1951 - Little technology used in schools, primarily TV; baby boom begins with resulting increases in class size; first-generation Univac computer delivered to the US census bureau. 1954 - General Electric is the first business to order a computer. History of Computers in Education History of Computers in Education
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“By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” —President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009 The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement. National Education Technology Plan 2010 National Education Technology Plan 2010

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Digital Native Digital Native What is the Digital Natives project? An academic research team -- joining people from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland -- is hosting and working on the core of this wiki, which illustrates the beginning stages of a larger research project on Digital Natives. Are all youth digital natives?
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