- 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. ..."