MAS.712 How to Learn (Almost) Anything

Spring 2001

Learning about science.
Children learn to use new technologies creatively. (Image courtesy of Prof. Mitchel Resnick.)

Course Highlights

This class features a calendar of events in the class, as well as readings, and sample student projects.

Course Description

As the digital revolution brings with it radical changes in how and what we learn, people must continue to learn all the time. New technologies make possible new approaches to learning, new contexts for learning, new tools to support learning, and new ideas of what can be learned. This course will explore these new opportunities for learning with a special focus on what can be learned through immersive, hands-on activities. Students will participate in (and reflect on) a variety of learning situations, and will use Media Lab technologies to develop new workshops, iteratively run and refine the workshops, and analyze how and what the workshop participants learn.
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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Bakhtiar Mikhak
Prof. Mitchel Resnick

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
2 hours / session

Level

Graduate