MIT STEP Lab Presents

EdTechX Massive Open Online Courses

Our massive open online courses (MOOCs) allow learners to explore educational technology and game design.



In 2014-2016, we produced four massive open online courses (MOOCs) featuring voices from STEP and outside of MIT. Our courses were offered on the edX platform from 2014 to 2017. In Design and Development of Educational Technology, participants explored educational technologies and the theories underlying their development through interviews with experts in the field. Introduction to Game Design provided a practical introduction to game design, emphasizing the basic tools of game design: paper and digital prototyping, design iteration, and user testing. Design and Development of Games for Learning focuses on the process of creating and developing educational games, including issues associated with assessment, implementation and marketing. Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology offered an overview of the process of selecting, implementing, and evaluating educational technology initiatives. All courses were project-based, resulting in authentic experiences and work. These courses were meant to serves as preparation for designing, developing, or implementing a variety of educational technology tools.


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Educators, game designers, and those interested in educational technology and innovation

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Project Contact

Liz Huttner-Loan