Carnegie Mellon University

Simon News, 2019

April 12, 2019

Teaching at CMU

Two Research Projects To Close 'Opportunity Gap' for Students


A pair of separate, but complementary, research projects led by Carnegie Mellon University will use cutting-edge research in motivation, thinking, culturally affirming teaching, and human-computer interaction to galvanize a community of teachers, mentors, and parents around improving math achievement. 

April 11, 2019

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Learning Tools and Uni Change


As part of a push for Learning Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University recently released their learning design tools. I’ve been aware of CMU’s Open Learning Initiative for a suite of reasons, and their tools for separate reasons. And I think both are good. I don’t completely align with their approach, but that’s ok, and I regularly cite their lead as a person who’s provided sage advice about doing good learning design. Further, their push, based upon Herb Simon’s thoughts about improving uni education, is a good one. So what’s going on, and why?

April 10, 2019


IHE’s Expert Roundup: What Kevin Carey Got Right and Wrong

Inside Higher Ed

High quality online education – delivered in a synchronous seminar-like format by regular faculty or asynchronously, incorporating advanced interactives, sophisticated simulations, virtual laboratories, adaptive pathways, frequent formative assessments, and a great deal of constructive feedback provided by well-qualified teaching assistants – is not only extremely expensive to develop and deliver, but exceedingly rare.

April 10, 2019

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Carnegie Mellon, Lumen Learning Partner To Expand Support for Evidence-based Learning Materials


Mission-aligned collaboration demonstrates promising model for continuously improving effectiveness of learning materials.

April 3, 2019


Learning Science for All

Inside Higher Ed

Carnegie Mellon spent millions of dollars developing tools to help instructors improve their teaching. Now other institutions are invited to use them, too.

March 28, 2019


Carnegie Mellon to Release Toolkit for Learning Research

Campus Technology

An individual who won both the A.M. Turing Award for his contributions to artificial intelligence in 1975 and the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1978 is the inspiration behind Carnegie Mellon University's decision to make many of its own learning tools, software and content openly available over the next year.

March 27, 2019


Hoping to Spur ‘Learning Engineering,’ Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software


In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify.

February 25, 2019

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Free Templates Help Clear Obstacles to Educational Research

Campus Technology

Two universities have shared free tools to help reduce the obstacles involved in conducting ethical educational research. Carnegie Mellon University and Duke University have both created templates that others can use when they want to study students as part of research work involving teaching practices.

February 15, 2019


Does Innovative Teaching Work? A New Effort Aims To Help Faculty Find Out.


Many professors try new teaching approaches or new digital tools in their classes, but few actually study whether the changes work any better than the old way.

January 17, 2019

insidehighered201x201.jpgCreating a More Collaborative Higher Education Ecosystem

Inside Higher Ed

Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative is a suggested tool for collaborative course development.

January 15, 2019

top10.jpgTop Ten Forbes Technovation Columns Of 2018


Forbes Technovation's most-read column of 2018 features RoboTutor, Global Learning XPRIZE finalist.