Professional Digital Programs Proposal

The Office of Digital Learning (odl.mit.edu) welcomes proposals from MIT faculty and departments/labs/centers (DLCs) for development and operation of digital programs targeted towards professional audiences that leverage the edX platform.

All Professional Digital Programs are developed around market needs to solve industry problems. They are paid-for only offerings targeted to professionals that must be commercially viable.

This is an exciting opportunity to get exposure to industry-specific needs and to develop highly interactive online learning programs to tackle those problems.

Accepted proposals will be developed incoordination with either MIT Professional Education (web.mit.edu/professional/) or Sloan Executive Education (executive.mit.edu).

If you are interested in developing an MITx course for residential and/or global delivery, please apply to the MITx Grant Proposal process (odl.mit.edu/mit-faculty/mitx-grant-program).


KEY DATES

SPRING
April 15, 2017 Proposals due
June 1, 2017 Decisions announced
July 1, 2017 Work on programs begins
Spring/Summer 2018 Target launch date

FALL
October 15, 2017 Proposals due
December 1, 2017 Decisions announced
January 1, 2018 Work on programs begins
Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Target launch date

Individual meetings can be scheduled upon request to discuss the proposal process and answer any questions you may have. Please contact TC Haldi, Director of Digital Programs, at thaldi@mit.edu.

REQUIREMENTS

• Programs must target professional audiences—working professionals in global organizations, governments, and/or NGOs
• Programs must be market oriented:
a) they must address an unmet customer need,
b) possess a unique value proposition,
c) be adaptable based on customer feedback.
• Programs must be commercially viable.
• Program authors must sign the MIT Contributor IP Agreement.
• Program authors must operate within the MIT Revenue Guidelines.
• Commitment to run no fewer than five times (assuming successful initial iterations).


PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

To prepare your proposal, we recommend that you:

1) Download and complete the Draft Proposal Form offline.

2) Submit your Proposal online (this form) when you are ready.*

*Please note: Expected completion time is between two and three hours. For this reason, we recommend that you first complete the longer-form responses in the Word document, and then submit the online form when you are ready. You may skip the first step if you choose, but please bear in mind that your responses do not automatically save in the Google Form.

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