The Simon Initiative - Carnegie Mellon University

Harnessing a Learning-Engineering Ecosystem

The Simon Initiative and Carnegie Mellon’s Digital Education Revolution
The Simon Initiative and Carnegie Mellon’s Digital Education Revolution

Carnegie Mellon University is working to transform higher education instruction through CMU-led advances in learning science and its applications. Learn more about it through One Day in the Life


Online Learning
Online Learning: Lonely No More

CMU’s Carolyn Rosé believes MOOCs have fallen short in one area that she is working to fix: incorporating the social aspects that are essential to learning into the curriculum. Rosé has been researching and developing software to improve online support and to help students virtually collaborate in ways that enhance what they learn.


Vincent Allen
Adapting the Digital Tutor

More than ever, digital tutors are teaching eager learners. CMU’s Vincent Aleven sees big opportunities for digital tutors, backed by his 20 years of research in artificial intelligence in education. His current research is making them more adaptive to the similarities and differences of learners.


Why Simon?

Named for the late Nobel and Turing Award laureate Herbert Simon, this initiative harnesses a cross-disciplinary, learning-engineering ecosystem that has developed over several decades at CMU with the goal of measurably improving student learning outcomes. Learn more.