Thursday, May 24, 2018
MicroMasters in Robotics

MicroMasters in Robotics

Beginning in April, Penn Engineering and the GRASP Laboratory will offer a new series of online courses in robotics as part of edX’s “MicroMasters” program. Students who earn the Robotics MicroMasters credential are eligible to apply to the accelerated M.S.E. in Robotics program at Penn Engineering. If accepted, that credential will count towards 3 of the…
Announcing Executive Director Rebecca Stein

Announcing Executive Director Rebecca Stein

­From the Office of the Provost Rebecca Stein has been appointed Executive Director of the Online Learning Initiative, beginning June 1, 2017. Dr. Stein is an acclaimed and innovative teacher who has taught at Penn since 1998 and currently serves as Director of the Microeconomics Principles Program in the School of Arts and Sciences.  A…
Robots Are Changing the World

Robots Are Changing the World

We’ve all encountered robots in one form or another. You may have taken a ride on a driverless airport shuttle or watched a vacuum cleaner chase dust bunnies in your living room. And yet the field of robotics has potential far beyond these day-to-day conveniences. Indeed, the faculty at Penn Engineering believe that robots can…
English for Media Literacy Project in Moldova

English for Media Literacy Project in Moldova

“For me, media literacy is like a light in a dark sea,” expressed a participant of the Moldovan English for Media Literacy Project. “We consume a lot of information [and] media literacy allows us to filter this information,” explained another participant. The English for Media Literacy Project is an initiative of the Moldovan non-profit Academy…
Announcing Faculty Director Peter Decherney

Announcing Faculty Director Peter Decherney

Peter Decherney, Faculty Director From the Office of the Provost Provost Wendell Pritchett and Vice Provost for Education Beth Winkelstein are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Decherney as Faculty Director of the Online Learning Initiative. It was effective July 1. “Peter has been an energetic and visionary chair of OLI’s faculty advisory group for the…
Enroll in Two New Courses from GSE

Enroll in Two New Courses from GSE

This September we welcome the release of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from the Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE). Whether you have a casual interest in teaching, you are an experienced educator, or somewhere in between, we encourage you to enroll in our two edX courses and learn more about techniques in online and…
Meet New Faculty Director Peter Decherney

Meet New Faculty Director Peter Decherney

As the director of the Penn Cinema and Media Studies Program, Professor. Peter Decherney is frequently gushing over new ideas and initiatives, which he always turns into reality. On a recent trip, he and a small contingent of Penn students travelled to the Kakuma and Kalobeyei in Kenya to film short documentaries and virtual reality…

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