Learning Café EPD34
From the Early Adopter to the Cautious Experimenter: Bringing Academic Faculty on Board with Digital Learning
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room Schöneberg
Working with faculty may be one of the most common challenges for academic staff and leadership. What cultural considerations at your institution affect how the faculty adopts new initiatives? What has worked for you to engage your faculty? What are the pitfalls you have experienced in engaging with faculty? This Learning Café will offer fresh ideas on how to address challenges and further your institution's digital learning efforts, as well as a chance to learn from shared experiences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Learning / MITx, USA
Dana Doyle earned her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute, New York in 1992 and is currently earning an MEd from Northeastern University in Boston. Over the past 20 years her work has been focused on digital solutions design and management. Ms. Doyle has been working at MIT in the MITx group for over 4 years and has held roles from Project Management of MOOC creation to her current role as the Director of the MITx Program. As the Director of the MITx Program Ms. Doyle manages a team of 18 to support faculty in creating MOOCs. Ms. Doyle also works closely with the Manager of the Residential Program as MOOC work often overlaps with residential use of digital material. Her work includes identifying pilot projects within MITx to help improve MOOC production and quality. Additional areas of interest for MITx include how to use MOOCs to support educational uses beyond MITx, easier access to material by non-MIT faculty, MOOC usage for blended learning and non-traditional learning styles. Her work to support these efforts includes working with educational entrepreneurs, MIT alumni, business and other educational institutions.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Learning/MITx, USA
Lisa Eichel is the Assistant Director, MITx Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Learning. In her role, she supports the Director in managing the MITx team, and a variety of initiatives relating to MIT’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) and global learning. Her projects include MicroMasters programs, the Digital Learning Lab Fellows program, the MITx Faculty Advisory Committee, special projects, MOOC marketing and internal communications, the MITx Grant Program, and sublicensing, among others.
Prior to joining MIT, Lisa worked for the Center for Faculty Development & Diversity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Her early career began in the television industry in Los Angeles, CA, most recently at ABC Television Network. In her spare time, she is a member of the Lean In Boston chapter leadership team. Lisa earned a B.S. in Film and Television and M.B.A. both from Boston University.