How MIT Learns


Lisa See Kim

Lisa See Kim

Judging by the work of its alumni and faculty, MIT is an amazing place for learning. When I first arrived on campus, I wanted to better understand how the learning takes place, to look under the hood, and find out what the "secret sauce" was (and where it was made). —Philipp Schmidt

Our small team started asking different groups of people on campus, and what we heard was fascinating. The stories of learning at MIT are full of surprises, diversity, and humility - and delightfully unexpected. Hint: Not many of them take place in lecture halls! In order to share them with a broader audience, we worked with a talented animator to create a short video (using the original voices from our interviews). 


Video & animation by Lisa See Kim.

Research Topics
#learning + teaching