Articles and Conference Papers

Below is a chronological list of citations for research completed by TLL staff.  Please contact for complete copies of the works cited.

DeBoer, J., Ho, A. D., Stump, G. S., & Breslow, L. (2013). "Changing 'Course':  Reconceptualizing Educational Variables for Massive Open Online Courses. Educational Researcher, Published online before print February 7, 2014, doi: 10.3102/0013189X14523038

Breslow, L., Pritchard, D., DeBoer, J., Stump, G.. & Ho, A. (2013).  Studying Learning in the Worldwide Classroom: Research into edX's First MOOC. Research & Practice in Assessment, Vol. 8 (Summer, 2013).

DeBoer, J., Stump, G., Carter-Johnson, F., & Breslow, L. (2013, June). Work in Progress: Developing Direct Measures of Global Competence. Paper presented at ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

DeBoer, J, Stump, G., Breslow, L. (2013, June). Diversity in MOOC Students' Backgrounds and Behaviors in Relationship to Performance in 6.002x.  Paper presented at MIT LINC Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Shah, D., French, J., Rankin, J., & Breslow, L. (2013, June).   Using Video to Tie Engineering Themes to Foundational Concepts. Paper presented at ASEE National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Breslow, L., Pritchard, D., DeBoer, J., Stump, G.. & Ho, A. (2013, July). Brining student backgrounds online: MOOC user demographics, site usage, and online learning.  Poster presented at The 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM), Memphis, TN.

Locknar, A., Mitchell, R., Rankin, J. & Sadoway, R. (2012).  Integration of information literacy components into a large first-year lecture-based chemistry courseJournal of Chemical Education, 89(4):487-491.

Mitchell, R., Dori, Y. J., & Kuldell, N. H. (2011).  The international genetically engineered competition (iGEM)Journal of Science Education and Technology, 20(2):156-160. 

Mitchell, R., Vogel Taylor, E., & Drennan, C.  L.  Impact of TA training on graduate students’ recitation teaching in freshman chemistry at MIT, Annual Meeting of the Educational Research Association (2011). 

Breslow, L. and Hastings, D. (2010).  MIT’s Institute-wide planning task force:  a strategic response to the global financial crisesConference Proceedings of the IMHE (OECD) General Conference.

Breslow, L. (2010).  Wrestling with pedagogical change:  the TEAL initiative at MIT, Change, 42(5):23-29.

Mitchell, R. and Eng, T. L. (2010).  Assessment of students’ learning experiences in an oral communication course at MIT for EECS majors, Proceedings of the ASEE/ISEE Frontiers in Engineering Education Conference. 

Vogel Taylor, E., Mitchell, R., & Drennan, C. (2009).  Training bootcamp reinforces curriculum innovations and improves recitation experience in freshman chemistry courseMIT Faculty Newsletter, 21(4):22-25.

Vogel Taylor, E. M., Mitchell, R., & Drennan, C. L. (2009). Creating an Interdisciplinary Introductory Chemistry Course without Time-Intensive Curriculum Changes. ACS Chemical Biology, 4(12):979-982.

Breslow, L.  (2007).  Lessons Learned:  Findings from MIT Initiatives in Educational Technology (2000-2005)Journal of Science Education and Technology,  16(4):283-297.

Breslow, L. and Schuster, M. J. (2007).  Problems, pitfalls, and surprises in teaching, in Strategies for Teaching Assistant and International Teaching Assistant Development, C. Ross and J. Dunphy, eds.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Dori, Y. J., Hult, E., Breslow, L. & Belcher, J. W. (2007).  How much have they retained?  Making unseen concepts seen in freshman electromagnetism at MITJournal of Science Education and Technology, 16(4):299-323.

Barak, M., Lipson, A., & Lerman S. (2006).  Wireless Laptops as a Means for Promoting Active Learning in Large Lecture Halls. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. 38(3):244-263.

Epstein, A., Lipson, A., Bras, R. & Hodges, K. Terrascope: A Project-based, Team-Oriented Freshman Learning Community with an Environmental/Earth System Focus.  ASEE Conference Paper, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006.

Mitchell R., Fischer J., & del Alamo J. A Survey Study of the Impact of a MIT Microelectronics Online Laboratory WebLab on Student LearningICEE 2006 Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, October 2006.

Halme, D., Khodor, J., Mitchell, R. & Walker, G. C. A Small-Scale Concept-Based Laboratory Component: The Best of Both Worlds. CBE-Life Sciences Education. (5):41-51. [Spring 2006].

Winkler, T., Mitchell, R., & Venegas, J. Computer Simulation and a Realistic Simulator in Conjunction with the New Educational Style How People Learn (HPL) to Improve Learning AchievementsAnnual Meeting of American Society for Engineering Education, Portland, OR, June 2005.

Breslow, L. et al. Intellectual Curiosity: A Catalyst for the Scholarships of Teaching and Learning and Educational Development, Conference Proceedings of The University of Cambridge Conference on Academic Development: Engaging Faculty, Cambridge, U.K., December 2004.

Breslow, L. (2003). Strengthening Interdisciplinary Education: A Preliminary Study.

Greenberg, J., Smith, N. T., & Newman, J. H. (2003).  Instructional Module in Fourier Spectral Analysis, Based on Principles of “How People Learn.”  Journal of Engineering Education, 155-165.

Breslow, L.  Strategic Assessment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, e-Technologies in Engineering Education Conference, Davos, Switzerland, August 2002.

Breslow, L. "Educating the Larger Life". In The Reflective Spin: Case Studies of Teachers in Higher Education Transforming Action, edited by Ai-Yen Chen and John Van Maanen, 268-294. Singapore: World Scientific, 1999.