MathWorks expands its support for digital learning at MIT
Pledges an additional $2 million in the next three years to support the development of massive open online courses

Steve Carson
Office of Digital Learning

MathWorks, a supporter of MIT OpenCourseWare since 2012, has pledged $2 million in new support for the development of massive open online courses through MITx. MIT OpenCourseWare and MITx are the flagship programs of the recently formed Office of Digital Learning, which is leading MIT’s exploration of how scalable learning technologies will transform education online and on campus.

The new MathWorks pledge is in addition to an $850,000 pledge made in 2012 to support MIT OpenCourseWare, and will be used to fund postdoc, graduate, and undergraduate teaching assistant positions for MITx massive open online courses; the creation of additional MITx courses in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); and MITx courses with hands-on activities for learners.

“Scalable learning tools are permitting unprecedented access to educational opportunities,” remarked MathWorks CEO Jack Little at the announcement of the new gift. “We are proud to play a role in this remarkable effort to provide outstanding educational experiences to anyone with Internet access, and to create more effective and engaging learning for students on the MIT campus.” Read more.