The Simon Initiative - Carnegie Mellon University

Harnessing a Learning-Engineering Ecosystem


SXSWedu
CMU Heads to South by Southwest

Students from the Master of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) Program attended SXSWedu earlier to inform members of the educational technology community about CMU's Simon Initiative.


EdTech
Collaboration and Discussion Tools Help Make Online Courses More Social

California community colleges are taking part in a chatbot tool pilot aimed at getting students to interact and help each other with coursework. The collaborative tool was developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.


Inside Higher Ed
Beyond Teaching by Instinct

"Learning science" is becoming a buzzword, but it means experimenting with new approaches and learning from what doesn't work as well as what does, writes Michael Feldstein. And everyone who teaches for a living must do it. Feldstein shares what he learned from CMU Simon Initiative experts.


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.