Marc Prensky (www.marcprensky.com) is the CEO of Games2train and the author of "Dont Bother Me Mom– Im Learning!: How Computer and Video Games Are Preparing Your Kids For Twenty-first Century Success — and How You Can Help!" He feels that the reality of mobile learning in the classroom is going to come more quickly that we may think and that it will require a new partnership between teachers and students.
A decade ago, MIT broke ground with its OpenCourseWare initiative, which made MIT course materials, such as syllabi and lecture notes, publicly accessible. But over the last five years, MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif has led an effort to move the complete MIT classroom experience online, with video lectures, homework assignments, lab work — and a grade at the end. That project, called MITx, launched late last year. On March 16, Reif announced that MIT Professor Anant Agarwal would step down as director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in order to lead MITs Open Learning Enterprise, which will oversee MITxs development. Learn more about Agarwal and MITx at: web.mit.edu From MIT News – MIT launches online learning initiative: web.mit.edu What is MITx?: web.mit.edu