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BLOSSOMS to Be Featured at the MIT LINC 2016 Conference

March 9, 2016

Hosted by MIT’s Office of Digital Learning on May 23 – 25, 2016, the MIT LINC 2016 Conference will bring the world’s leading educators, technology entrepreneurs and digital learning experts to MIT to discuss innovative work being done in the intersections of Digital Inclusion: Transforming Education through Technology. Join us at the seventh LINC Conference, where MIT BLOSSOMS will be highly featured throughout this three-day event. 

Founded in 2001 by Professor Richard Larson, the Mitsui Professor at MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and co-creator of MIT Blossoms, the Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) has grown over the last decade into an international project that has held six international symposia and sponsored a number of initiatives in Africa, China, and the Middle East. The LINC 2016 Conference is designed to bring together an international audience of participants from a wide variety of sectors and perspectives – academia, business, foundations, government, entrepreneurs, and others – who do not ordinarily have the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences across professional domains. The aim of the conference is to advance knowledge in the field of educational technology by promoting cross-sector dialogue and discussion around topical issues.

The LINC 2016 Conference will address the opportunities and challenges of digital inclusion and access as we use digital learning technologies to provide quality education at scale, particularly in developing nations and emerging markets. LINC 2016 will also hold panel discussions and presentations on the “Future of Education,” taking a closer look at the future of universities, faculty and learners considering recent advancements in digital and open learning. 

Professor Larson will moderate the BLOSSOMS-focused panel Technology Enabled Education (TEE)-Around the World in 80 Minutes! Speakers on this global panel will analyze their experiences with TEE considering three interrelated factors: technology, people and educational institutions. MIT BLOSSOMS will also host a pre-Conference workshop on Sunday, May 22, inviting participants to learn how to use the BLOSSOMS active learning videos in the classroom and for professional teacher development. For a complete agenda of the LINC Conference, please click here.

As a BLOSSOMS supporter, we invite you to register and attend LINC 2016. We hope you’ll join us at MIT this coming May to participate in our workshop, to learn, share insights, and connect with others to change the world of education. 

To register and learn more about LINC 2016, please visit:

By Maria Cruz Lopez

The MIT Office of Digital Learning (ODL)’s mission is to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies. ODL is hosting the 7th LINC Conference this May 23-25, 2016 at MIT. Learn more