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MIT Technology Review: How Should We Teach the Teachers?

In the 21st century, with its ever-changing technologies and at-your-fingertips information, how does education reinvent itself? The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning and its collaborators at MIT are working towards answering that question and developing some game-changing approaches to teaching teachers in the digital age. In a profile of those efforts by the MIT Technology Review, WW President Arthur Levine explains:

“The textbook, the old technology we are familiar with, is dying,” he says. In its place, Levine imagines a classroom that takes advantage of virtual reality to teach students about ancient Greece, that can teach students remotely wherever they are in the world, that paces itself to the needs of students and tests them every step of the way to ensure that they’re on track. Given the requirements and capabilities of our modern world, he says, “we are going to see education become more individualized, more customized, and more adaptive.”

The article goes on to outline the different players and projects in the collaboration to create an “MIT-like experience” that will revolutionize how teachers are prepared and shape the classrooms of the future. Read the full article here.


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