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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Chris Caplice and Justin Reich win 2018 MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs | Around Campus - MIT News

Award for outstanding teaching and learning is meant to encourage development of new methods and technologies for massive open online courses.

Chris Caplice (left) is executive director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, and Justin Reich is executive director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab.
Photo: courtesy of MIT Open Learning

MITx has awarded its second annual Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses) to two instructors selected from a pool of individuals who made significant contributions to MITx MOOC coursework offered on edX.org during the 2017 calendar year.

The MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning recognizes educators who have developed innovative digital course content that engage online learners around the world through digital classrooms. The award debuted last year as part of the Institute’s effort to encourage the development of new MOOC methods and technologies. 

Chris Caplice, executive director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, received the award for his work on the MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management. MIT launched the MicroMasters credential in fall of 2015. Since then, more than than 25 universities have also launched MicroMasters programs through edX. The MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management includes five courses of 13 weeks each, plus a final comprehensive exam...

Justin Reich, executive director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, was selected for his work on 11.154x (Launching Innovation in Schools), a six-week course targeted to school leaders including teachers, principals, superintendents, school board members, and others.
“It’s for anyone who wants to make their schools better,” Reich says.
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Source: MIT News


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