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Researching Digital Learning Experiences for Educators




CMS: Comparative Media Studies

Faculty Supervisor:

Justin Reich

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Joshua Littenberg-Tobias: jltobias@mit.edu

Project Description

Our multidisciplinary laboratory--the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (TSL)-- is comprised of engineers, learning designers, learning scientists, and social science researchers. We are looking for students with an interest in teaching, design-based research, data science, and learning analytics. The project focuses on designing and researching digital learning experiences for teachers such as online courses, simulations, and interactive games. Possible student tasks include: - Analyzing large-scale data from online courses - Creating analytic dashboards for instructional designers - Conducting interviews and observations in schools - Contributing to scholarly publications and conference presentations Students will work closely with TSL researchers familiar with the detailed goals of the project and will gain hands-on experience in educational research.


Previous experience working in educational settings and/or experience with social science research. Familiarity with R is preferred. First-years and sophomores are encouraged to apply. Please include a short cover letter with your resume that describes your previous research experience and interest in the project.