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Proceedings of the
Sixth International Conference of
MIT’s Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC)
June 16 – 19, 2013
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Download the entire proceedings in PDF format here. (note that the file is 30mb)

You can also download individual papers in PDF format below from the online table of contents.



In Memoriam

Welcoming Letter from MIT President Rafael Reif

Welcoming Letter from LINC Founder/Director, Professor Richard Larson

Thank You

Conference Framing by Richard Larson, Director of MIT LINC

Welcome by Eric Grimson, Chancellor of MIT

Plenary Presentations

  • Anant Agarwal, President of edX
  • Sir John Daniel, Former President of The Open University (UK) and of the Commonwealth of Learning
  • Sanjay Sarma, Director of MITx and the MIT Office of Digital Learning
  • Tony Bates, Research Associate with Contact North, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network
  • Patricio López del Puerto, President of the Virtual University of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Bakary Diallo, Rector of the African Virtual University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Naveed Malik, Founding Rector of the Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fernando Reimers, Director of the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Robin Horn, Director, Programmes, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK) and former Education Sector Manager for the World Bank's Human Development Network
  • Lúcia Araújo, CEO of Canal Futura, an educational TV network in Brazil
  • Okhwa Lee, Professor of Educational Technology at Chungbuk National University in South Korea and pioneer of that nation’s educational movement for computer education
  • M. Elizabeth Murray, Project Manager for overall BLOSSOMS Program
  • Faten Shaheed Ardekany, Project Manager, BLOSSOMS-Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed Noor Hasan, Deputy Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Bishwapriya Sanyal, Director of the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies and Director of the Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation
  • Brandon Muramatsu, MIT Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
  • Cecilia d’Oliveira, Executive Director of MIT OpenCourseWare
  • Cody Coleman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, ‘13
  • Sam Shames, Materials Science and Engineering, ‘14
  • Ethan Solomon, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, ‘12

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Parallel Session Papers

Session #1: The Internet and Education: Case Studies from around the World, Part 1

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Session #2: Innovative Online Learning Environments

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Session #3: The Worldwide Development of MOOCs

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Session #4: Overcoming Diverse Barriers with Technology-Enabled Education: Case Studies

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Session #5: Technology-Enabled Education Applied to Academic Courses: Science, Engineering and Mathematics

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Session #6: The Internet and Education: Case Studies from around the World, Part 2

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Session #7: Technology-Enabled Education for Pre-University Students: MIT BLOSSOMS and other K-12 Programs

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Session #8: Creative Use of Social Media in Technology-Enabled Education

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Session #9: Organizational Design Requirements for Successful E-Learning

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Session #10: The Critical Role of Teacher in Successful Technology-Enabled Education

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