Entry Date:
February 5, 2013

Office of Open Learning

Founded in 2013, Open Learning is led by educators, advisors, and technology innovators committed to supporting and empowering MIT faculty as they reimagine and reinvent education in the digital age. The mission of Open Learning is to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies.

Open Learning is committed to our collective mission first and foremost. We align our work, priorities, and strategies with those of the Institute. We steward our collective resources, and leverage our capabilities and capacities for the greatest impact. We support and nourish ideas that work, whatever their source or popularity. We treat one another with respect, directness, and trust. We share credit, generously believing that when the spirit of collaboration trumps individual ego, we all win.

Open Learning believes in openness, collaboration, and transparency as more powerful, and more fun. We prefer and promote open software and technology, and open sharing of information. We value creativity and initiative, remaining proactive. We strive to be flexible, nimble, and to continually improve. We accept risk and the potential for failure as essential to experimentation and learning.

Open Learning strives for excellence, pursuing new ideas and basing our plans on the best evidence available. We believe in honest, systematic, and thorough evaluation.