Enabling Remote Making: for Participants

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INSTRUCTORS:

Professor Martin L. Culpepper, MIT MechE Professor; Class of 1960 Fellow; Maker Czar

 

Tolga Durak, PhD, Managing Director, MIT Environment, Health & Safety Office

+ MIT Project Manus Staff

+ MIT EHS Staff

DATES:
Offering 1: Wednesday 7/15 – Friday 7/17 Offering 2: Tuesday 7/21 – Thursday 7/23 Offering 3 7/28 – 7/30 CANCELLED

TIME: 12:00 PM EST to around 4:00 PM EST.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Registration deadlines are 11:59 PM ET on 7/10, 7/17 & 7/23 for courses #1, #2 and #3 respectively.

LOCATION:

Live Virtual Event over Zoom

COURSE LENGTH:

3 days (~3 hours per day)

COURSE FEE:

$750

Substantial discounts available for MIT Faculty and Staff

CEU:

1 credit

For Registered Participants in
Enabling Remote Making and Hands-on Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEXT STEPS FOR COURSE PARTICIPANTS

You will receive several email messages leading up to the start of this course. Expect a welcome message a few days before the course starts, and a message with details and links to course materials, participation documents, and a pre-course survey one-two days before the course begins.

We will be using Google Docs to capture course participant feedback and share course materials. You will receive links to these documents in the second email message mentioned above. You will not need a Google account to access these documents.

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Making and hands-on activities are a critical part of education. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to this modality but it is still possible. This course will provide best practices for enabling remote making now.

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION:

COVID-19 has changed how we engage with students. The critical role making and hands-on activities play in education, however, remains the same. This virtual live 3-day course will give you the tools to effectively retain or emulate residential making in an online setting. MIT faculty and staff will guide you through the logistics of moving hands-on education online in a safe and responsive way. In a series of lectures, discussions and hands-on activities, you’ll learn best practices for doing so. These include adapting quickly, assessing student needs, defining learning objectives, identifying the best digital tools, utilizing video production and social media, programming hands-on activities, promoting safe making, communicating effectively, and more.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS COURSE:

  • Ability to assess potential hazards and design in controls to minimize or eliminate the hazards.
  • An understanding of the roles of various stakeholders in your institution and how they can help make your course a success.
  • Learn tips and lessons learned from experienced instructors on how to make your remote learning experience a success.

PROGRAM OUTLINE:

DAY 1:

Fundamental differences for hands-on in COVID world, Understanding your students’s situation (& Equity), Planning a COVID making course, Hands-on Maker Project

DAY 2:

Remote making safety issues and best practices, Safety exercise

DAY 3:

Communicating during a project when remote vs. in person, Logistics & challenges of remote making, Maker project discusison