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Charles Vest: Open Education for an Open World

“I believe the role of the university is to create opportunity, pure and simple. We create opportunity for young people, for cities, and nations ... And people everywhere need opportunity. ” Charles M. Vest

By | October 19th, 2010|News, Projects|0 Comments

MIT & Haiti: The Year Ahead

Thomas A. Kochan, chair of the MIT faculty and professor of management, describes the next steps in MIT's collaboration with Haiti. "Our role in helping Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake illustrates both the strengths and weaknesses of how we respond to requests for engagement. Clearly, the magnitude of the devastation and the close proximity [...]

By | October 15th, 2010|News|0 Comments

Symposium Information Available for Participants

We have published information about the symposium for invited participants. You should have received an email detailing how to access these protected portions of the website. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Michel DeGraff of MIT at degraff -at- mit -dot- edu.

By | October 3rd, 2010|News|0 Comments

Patrick Attié Tours Haitian Universities and Describes their Needs

In the video, Patrick Attié shows the destruction at the Faculty des Sciences, Université d'État d'Haïti and at L'Ecole Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH) just after the earthquake. He also describes how they are working on three fronts: access to capital to rebuild (an interim site), managing the transition so students can continue their studies, and [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Highlights, News, Stories|0 Comments

MIT in Action in Haiti

Thomas Kochan, chair of the MIT faculty writes: "While the devastation in Haiti may have slipped off the front pages, colleagues at MIT continue to help our neighbors address their monumental challenges. Moreover, the Provost has asked Associate Provost Philip Khoury and me to help develop a long-term strategy for MIT initiatives in Haiti." Excerpted [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|News|1 Comment

OCW & Haiti: Bringing Renewable Energy to Haiti

Shigeru Miyagawa, chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare faculty advisory committee and professor of linguistics, describes how OCW has aided reconstruction in Haiti. "Just one of the stories of OCW use that has moved me recently is that of Jean-Ronel Noel and Alex Georges, entrepreneurs working to bring renewable energy to communities throughout Haiti. Through their [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Highlights, News, Stories|0 Comments

Pi Bon Zouti Pou Nou Rebati Symposium

MIT is hosting an invitation-only symposium in late October to explore the advantages of OER & ICT in higher education. Participants will identify Haiti's basic needs for OER and ICT and related current projects in Haiti. They will engage in concrete exercises in the use and importance of OER & ICT for curriculum development and [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|News, Symposium|1 Comment