MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT BLOSSOMS to Help Pilot Innovative Approaches for a 21st Century Online Teacher Education Program in Pakistan

April 17, 2013

MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) will initiate a program designed to expand capacity building for education in Pakistan through a high quality and scalable online and blended teacher education program. BLOSSOMS, together with four other STEM-related programs at MIT, will participate in this year-long project. BLOSSOMS will build upon existing partnerships with the Virtual University of Pakistan and additional partner universities to extend BLOSSOMS in Pakistan for the Online Teacher Education program. The goal will be threefold:

  1. To develop two new BLOSSOMS lessons in science or math;
  2. To complete Urdu voice-overs for five existing BLOSSOMS lessons; and
  3. To conduct a face-to-face professional development workshop for Pakistani teacher educators on the BLOSSOMS pedagogical approach to online learning.