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What is MITx? This set of FAQs accompanies MIT’s Dec. 19, 2011 announcement regarding MITx.

What is 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. Since it launched OpenCourseWare (OCW) 10 years ago, MIT has been committed to using technology to improve and greatly widen access to education. Who is leading the development of MITx? When will MITx go live?

Why is MIT announcing this now, before MITx has been built? How will this affect the MIT on-campus education? Is MIT signaling a lack of support for the traditional, residential model of education? History of Computers in Education. 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

Early rock and roll music, based on the rhythm and blues tradition, gains a little in popularity. 1955 - IBM's first commercial computer is sold; the cold war results in use of technology in aircraft design and in weapons control. The First Digital Teaching Platform - TimeToKnow. - create your own Educational Flash games. Marc Teachers.Net - TEACHERS - Teacher chat, lesson plans, teaching jobs. Teachers.Net for the most active teacher chatboards & teacher chatrooms, featuring thousands of teaching jobs, over 150 teacher mailrings and over 150 teacher chatboards, and live te.

Free web application for brainstorming online. 100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education. Yury Lifshits is working on algorithms and prototypes of new services at Yahoo!

100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education

Research. Before that he was teaching university courses in the U.S., Germany, Russia and Estonia. He blogs at and publishes his teaching materials at Education technology has become a busy space in recent years. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates continue to push the envelope with enormous philanthropic gifts toward education reform; was traded at a $1 billion plus valuation; and Google is putting millions into education tech sites like KhanAcademy. With so many startups on the scene, it is easy to get lost. 1. The education system of the 20th century is built around institutions: schools, colleges, academies and universities.

Technology & Learning - The Resource for Education Technology Leaders. Alas Media. National Education Technology Plan 2010. “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.

It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity. Elementary. Top 100 Education Blogs. Education blogs are becoming a means for educators, students, and education administrators to interact more effectively than ever before.

Top 100 Education Blogs

They are also a great resource for those searching for the best online education programs to jumpstart their teaching careers. Technorati currently tracks 63.1 million blogs. More than 5,000 of them are about education. It is likely that there are hundreds, if not thousands, more education-related blogs on the Web. (UPDATE: There are over 30,000 blogs hosted at alone. Please note that this is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the great education blogs out there. Blog Topics. ToonDoo. Educating Educators. One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a low-cost, connected laptop for the world's children's education.


Blogs. Elearning. Podcast: Buddhist Geeks - Seriously Buddhist, Seriously Geeky. Computer-Using Educators Inc. CUE. Digital Native. Welcome to MS in Instructional Design and Technology Website! Tech&Learning - Ideas and Tools for Ed Tech Leaders. Second_Life.