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Ed Tech Fair draws crowd to Lobby 10, Bush Room

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The turnout for last week's Ed Tech Fair demonstrated that educational technologies that were in their infancy two years ago have now ripened into mature tools and methodologies ready to be distributed.

Faculty members staffed booths in Lobby 10 and the Bush Room to share information about 13 pedagogy projects, and staff members were on hand to describe 10 campus-wide technological services developed at MIT. Some of those, like the TEAL studio used for beginning physics and OpenCourseWare, have already become pretty well known on campus. But others, like the "Espana de cerca" for teaching Spanish language and culture are still well-kept secrets

A steady stream of faculty members, lecturers, researchers and graduate students wandered among the booths Jan. 27 gathering information and planning ways to incorporate into their own classrooms the new technologies, most of which were funded by grants from the d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education and iCampus, the MIT-Microsoft Alliance. To find out more, see the web site at or contact Marsha Sanders of MIT's Council on Educational Technology at

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 5, 2003.

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