BLOSSOMS Video with Kreyòl

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

By | October 22nd, 2010|Featured, Projects|1 Comment

Jacky Lumarque talks about skills-based volunteering

Jacky Lumarque points Symposium participants at this article as the starting point for his presentation. Ten days after the earthquake, Quisqueya had organized a volunteer system. First the medical students set up in a tent on the parking lot. They were supervised initially by their teachers, then by a team of Slovak doctors who arrived [...]

By | October 19th, 2010|Highlights, Projects|1 Comment

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

New perspectives on basic and higher education programs

Jean-Marie Théodat provides new perspectives on basic and higher education programs in Haiti. One of the major challenges our generation is facing in Haiti is the lack of education and human resources in the rebuilding of a sustainable society. Traditionally Haiti has been counting on foreign countries for the definition of its higher education framework. [...]

By | October 15th, 2010|Projects, Uncategorized|0 Comments

MIT OCW Videos with Kreyòl

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.

By | October 13th, 2010|Featured, Projects|1 Comment

Participants from Haiti Describe their Hopes from Collaborations with MIT

We asked participants from Haiti to describe: What projects would you like to help sustain or help initiate and develop through your participation in the symposium and through subsequent partnerships between MIT and Haitian academic institutions? A number of the participants responded: Patrick Attié and Marlene Sam FOKAL Sergey Galliard Anton Lévy Janin Jadotte Lyonel [...]

By | October 6th, 2010|Projects|0 Comments

Lyonel Sanon Describes a Project of Interest to the Faculty of Applied Linguistics

Lyonel Sanon describes the details of the joint creation of an e-learning platform for Haitian universities. The Faculty of Applied Linguistics (FLA) would like to work with U.S. universities to create e-learning platforms. Such platforms could be used for the following: Distance learning Online courses and course materials Workshops for the creation of educational technology [...]

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

FOKAL Identifies Potential Projects

FOKAL’s library program aims at assisting partner community libraries all over Haiti with funding and training in order to make them as effective as possible for their respective communities. The training for those libraries aims at strengthening and improving the skills of the libraries' clerks, technicians and directors. Since 2003, a training program was set [...]

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

Michel DeGraff Describes his hopes for MIT and Haiti

MIT Prof. Michel DeGraff describes his hopes for MIT’s involvement in helping to rebuild the educational infrastructure in Haiti. Most Haitians I know have a precise and often tragic story about what they were doing when the earthquake hit on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 4:53PM. In my case the story is not [...]

By | October 3rd, 2010|Highlights, Projects|0 Comments

Sergey Gaillard of Educatech Describes Haiti’s Needs for Digital Educational Materials

For the last 2 years, Educatech has provided for its classrooms what we call a "numeric room" that includes interactive boards, projectors, a laptop for the teacher, and twenty-five to thirty Intel Classmate PCs for students. Most schools added a router and an internet connection--although the bandwidth was only 64kbps, but this is what they [...]

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