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Q&A with Michel DeGraff

Kathryn O'Neill of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences writes: Recipient of $1m NSF grant for linguistics research, and development of active-learning resources for science and math in Kreyòl Ki fèk reservwa $1 milyon nan men NSF pou rechèch lengwistik epi pou kreyasyon zouti pou aprantisaj aktif syans ak matematik an kreyòl [...]

By | October 26th, 2012|Nouvèl, Uncategorized|0 Comments

MIT-Haiti team receives funding for Kreyòl-based STEM Cyberlearning

Credit: Brandon MuramatsuMichel DeGraff Michel Degraff, Associate Professor of Linguistics, is pleased to announce that the team from MIT has been successful in winning a significant five-year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to, 'help those whose mother tongue is a language that does not include scientific and technological terminology to nonetheless learn STEM [...]

By | October 8th, 2012|News|0 Comments

MIT Visit in Le Nouvelliste

The recent workshop hosted by MIT was written about in one of the main Haitian newspapers Le Nouvelliste: Une équipe de sept professeurs du Massachussetts Institute of Technology a organisé deux journées de formation pour de 54 professeurs de biologie et de physique les 29 et 30 mars 2012. Cette initiative vise à rendre l'éducation [...]

By | April 12th, 2012|News|1 Comment

TEAL Workshops in Haiti

On March 29-30, 2012, Peter Dourmashkin, MIT, presented interactive workshops on Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) to 38 participants from Haitian schools and universities. Photo Credit: Michel DeGraff, Creative Commons Attribution License For the past ten years the Physics Department at MIT has developed a program called Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) which has [...]

By | March 29th, 2012|Featured, News|0 Comments

STAR Workshops in Haiti

Photo Credit: Brandon Muramatsu On March 29-30, 2012, Lourdes Aleman presented interactive workshops on STAR Biochem and STAR Genetics to 25 participants from Haitian schools and universities. The STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers) program seeks to bridge the divide between scientific research and the classroom. Our multidisciplinary team, consisting of research-trained scientists and [...]

By | March 29th, 2012|Featured, News|0 Comments

Workshops on Technology-Enhanced and Open Education

From March 28-31, 2012 faculty and staff from MIT visited Haiti to present workshops on STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers), TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) and Open Education to over fifty educators from Haitian universities and schools. Photo: Brandon Muramatsu About the Workshops The main goal of these workshops was to start [...]

By | March 28th, 2012|Featured, News|1 Comment

OCW Scholar Introduction in Kreyòl

OCW Scholar introduction in Kreyol.

By | November 15th, 2011|News|0 Comments


Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fakilte Syans (FDS) Inivesite Leta Ayiti (UEH) ak Fondasyon Konesans ak libète (FOKAL) ap envite tout medya ayisyen yo vini nan seremoni kote Fakilte Syans pral resevwa yon materyèl edikatif san parèy k ap soti nan MIT Seremoni sa pral fèt nan Fakilte Syans (nan kwen ri Monseyè Giyou ak [...]

By | November 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MIT’s Educational Materials Available for Faculty and Students in Haiti

PRESS RELEASE Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 26, 2011 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Faculté des Sciences at the Université d’État d’Haïti (FdS/UEH), the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL) invite all media organizations to attend a ceremony where the Faculté des Sciences (FdS) will receive a unique package of educational materials from MIT for [...]

By | November 11th, 2011|News|0 Comments

MIT’s Michel DeGraff on Expanding Access to Education in Haiti

Education Portal interviews Michel DeGraff on expanding access to education in Haiti. Dr. Michel DeGraff is a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In two of his current projects at MIT, he is working with MIT colleagues to improve access to education in Haiti. The Education Insider recently spoke to him [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|News|1 Comment