Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The new normal has set in motion a sustained urgency to re-imagine how we learn, how we engage in teamwork, and how to solve real-world problems collaboratively. For the Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI), the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node’s flagship hardware systems entrepreneurship program, what was originally designed as a two-week residential experience held during Independent Activities Period in Hong Kong shifted gears to hybrid mode.
This hybrid learning format was “a real experiment for us,” says Charlie Sodini, the Clarence J. LeBel Professor in Electrical Engineering and faculty director of the Innovation Node. “The opportunity for online and offline learning enabled the program to receive the largest number of students from MIT and from universities across Hong Kong in its eighth cohort.”