The Simon Initiative - Carnegie Mellon University

Harnessing a Learning-Engineering Ecosystem

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It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K-12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships

In the Greater Pittsburgh Region, a strategic partnership has been created to introduce new and emerging educational technologies into the classroom, supplementing teaching methodology with guided practice for students and detailed progress reports for teachers.


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Virtual Cartoon Children Look Like a Great Way to Teach Kids

Can robots teach better than real teachers? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may have programmed ones that can. In an ongoing six-year program, researchers have built and tested animated children that talk with and teach elementary and middle school students.


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Global Learning Council Unveils First Set of Recommendations

The recommendations will help universities maximize the potential of technology-enhanced learning design and practices through informed research. “This report is a first step, not the end point, in the GLC's objective of utilizing technology to improve education outcomes,” said CMU President Subra Suresh.


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.