MIT Professor of Linguistics Michel DeGraff and Dr. M.S. Vijay Kumar of the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology presented on the MIT-Haiti Initiative at the Globally Engaged MIT Symposium on September 20, 2012. The symposium focused on how "MIT’s history of changing the world through community and global engagement has led to new collaborations, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
After nearly two days of intense meetings, the MIT-Haiti Symposium concluded on Friday with a call to action. Symposium organizer, Michel DeGraff, provides a brief summary: Our Haitian colleagues, like us at MIT, do realize that the task ahead is daunting and will require extraordinary creativity and fortitude. Yet many of the Haiti participants believe [...]
BLOSSOMS module “Can Earthquakes be Predicted” by Zach Adam of Teachers Without Borders, translated by Yvon Lamour (Cambridge Public School District) and Michel DeGraff (MIT), and with Kreyòl voiceover by Yvon Lamour. MIT Tech TV
As a proof-of-concept, OCW collaborated with Université Caraïbe, Mr. Menès Dejoie (Haitian Educators League for Progress), and Professors Alfred Noël (UMass-Boston) and Michel DeGraff (MIT) to produce a translated caption file for a lecture in MIT's 18.01 Single Variable Calculus. We have embedded OCW's site here--you can also view the full site.
Professeur Jean-Marie Théodat talks about a vision and goals for reconstruction of Haiti. Videographer: Prof. Michel DeGraff