Technological Tools for School Reform OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Educational Reform

Published Jan 07, 2009

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Explore how technology can be used to develop innovative projects in school reform with this free online OpenCourseWare from MIT. In 'Technological Tools for School Reform,' students will learn about cutting-edge developments in education and how they can contribute to ongoing research in the field. Students interested in studying Education at the graduate level are encouraged to take this course.

Technological Tools for School Reform: Course Specifics

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Technological Tools for School Reform: Course Description

There are innumerable philosophies on the best methods for education, and just as many different tools for exploring new ideas and methodologies. 'Technological Tools for School Reform,' a graduate-level OpenCourseWare, taught by MIT Professor Bakhtiar Mikhak, examines how modern technology influences the debate on education reform, as well as how technology can be used to develop new projects, such as MIT's $100 laptop. Using a charter school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a case study, the course focuses on the recent history of educational reform and how these ideas have been developed in the charter school environment. Students will study existing research projects in school reform as a guideline to developing their own ideas, with an emphasis on real world application. This course is a great opportunity for education professionals to develop new or existing projects within the framework of the course.

Readings, lecture notes and examples of final student projects are available on the course website. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the educational reform through technology course page.

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