MIT President Reif announces new Task Force on MIT Education

Effort to be co-chaired by Director of Digital Learning Sanjay Sarma.

In a letter to the MIT community yesterday, President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of a new Task Force on MIT Education to examine the implications of new teaching approaches made possible by emerging learning technologies.

From President Reif’s letter:

At my inauguration, I made the case that, thanks to the pressures of cost and the potential of new online teaching technologies, higher education is at a crossroads. As a result, we have a truly historic opportunity to better serve society by reinventing what we do and how we do it. I proposed that MIT should continue to use MITx and edX to create the best online education possible, in ways affordable and accessible for students far beyond our campus. And I challenged us all, in the great MIT spirit of learning by doing, to use our own campus community to invent the residential research university of the future.

The Task Force will be co-chaired by Sanjay Sarma, head of MIT OpenCourseWare’s new parent organization, the Office of Digital Learning, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz.

Read the official charge to the Task Force.

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