J-WEL funded project reimagines refugee shelter design with dignity, cultural sensitivity, and sustainability

Prototype tent panels that have 24 different designs

The MIT Future Heritage Lab’s project Textile System for Experimental Research in Alternative Impact (T-Serai) has been awarded the $20,000 acknowledgement prize in the regional category for Middle East/Africa, plus a commendation in the Global category, from the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. The Holcim Awards are internationally recognized as…

Researchers across MIT share projects and results from investigations into how we learn

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By Katherine Ouellette

The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) funds, supports, and shares research into learning effectiveness at all ages, levels, and scales. As part of this effort, MITili provides research grants to MIT faculty and research teams investigating myriad aspects of brain and cognitive science, digital and augmented technologies…

Supporting learners in the digital classroom, building curricula for advanced manufacturing, and leveraging the MIT community

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By MITili Staff

Saif Rayyan is Assistant Director of Academic Programs at the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). Saif was born in Amman, Jordan. He holds a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Jordan and a PhD in Physics from Virginia Tech. …

Panel of delegates discussed the urgent need for Arab communities to develop better open resource materials

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), the American University of Beirut, and Community Jameel hosted a roundtable meeting on December 14 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre as part of the RewirEd Summit, Expo 2020’s flagship education…

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James Glapa-Grossklag is Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He supervises Distance Learning, Libraries, Tutoring, and OER. From 2016–19, he co-coordinated the Zero Textbook Cost Degree grant program for the California Community Colleges. Previously, he served as Board President of Open…

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