Two MIT Professors Recognized For Their Methods and Technologies on edX’s MOOCs

Two MIT instructors were recognized with the 2018 MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning on MOOCs:

  • Chris Caplice, executive director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics [left on the picture], received the award for his work on the MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management, which includes five 13-week courses and mirrors what MIT does in on-campus classes. Caplice is praised for his “dedication to creating a high-quality learner experience both in the courses and beyond, and his work to ensure the value of the credential through a rigorous assessment.”
  • Justin Reich, executive director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, was selected for his work on 11.154x (Launching Innovation in Schools). This six-week course encourages educators to apply the learning in a collaborative environment.

The two instructors were selected from a pool of individuals who made significant contributions to the MITx MOOC coursework offered on in 2017.

The prize, in its second year, is part of MIT’s effort to encourage content developed with new methods and technologies intended to engage online learners.