The Simon Initiative - Carnegie Mellon University

Harnessing a Learning-Engineering Ecosystem

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When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. To explore this more, Michael Feldstein talks to CMU’s Ken Koedinger and Marsha Lovett.

Physical, Virtual Worlds
CMU Postdoc's Play Table for Children Balances Virtual, Physical Worlds

Students use a prototype of Nesra Yannier’s “mixed reality” teaching machine in a laboratory of Carnegie Mellon University. The research is part of a partnership between CMU and Forest Grove Elementary School to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning

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

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.