MIT names Sanjay Sarma as first director of digital learning

Dive Summary:

  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has named Sanjay Sarma as its first director of digital learning, effective immediately, the school's president announced in an email.
  • Sarma is already the Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and has been a member of the facult there since 1996,
  • He will work with staff and students to assess online instruction, including how MIT's MITx offerings on the edX platform are working.

From the article:

"... In his new capacity, Sarma will work closely with the Institute’s faculty, staff and students to assess how new models of online instruction — such as the edX online-learning platform; MITx, the Institute’s course offerings on that platform; and other online tools that enhance students’ educational experiences — might become integral parts of MIT students’ on-campus education. These tools can also allow global learners access to MIT-quality instructional experiences. ..."

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