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 [...]
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 [...]
OCW Scholar introduction in Kreyol.
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 [...]
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 [...]
How a simple phone call could provide Haitians with work: Media Lab students deploy trial of free phone service in Port-Au-Prince to match Haiti's unemployed with reconstruction jobs. By Morgan Bettex, MIT News Office "One year after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti, two MIT Media Lab students have launched a trial [...]
During the Open House on Friday, October 22, 2010, MIT Professor Michel DeGraff and Senior Associate Dean Vijay Kumar provided an overview of the symposium. MIT-Haiti Symposium IntroductionView more presentations from MIT OEIT. MIT-Haiti Symposium SummaryView more presentations from MIT OEIT.
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 [...]