MIT and Microsoft Corp. Pledge Cooperation on Higher Education

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Microsoft Corp. announced last week that they will collaborate on a five-year, $25 million project to develop advanced technologies to improve higher education.

The project, called I-Campus, involves cooperative projects among students, faculty and researchers at MIT and members of Microsoft Research, and it will be housed on the MIT campus. Both MIT (web.mit.edu) and Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft will seek the help of partners from academia and the private sector and plan to produce products that adhere to open standards and facilitate widespread publication and dissemination.

I-Campus will explore research and development in three areas in which information technology has a major impact on university education: new explanatory approaches and structures, such as remote access to library instruments and World Wide Web-based virtual museums; integration of IT methods and concepts throughout higher education; and changes in the academic environment, such as distance learning.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

Stay Connected