Final Report, MIT Committee on EVAT

Special Characteristics of MIT

MIT is a research-oriented university specializing in science and technology. It has many fine characteristics, of which members of the MIT community can be justifiably proud. However, MIT is in many ways no better suited for exploiting the World Wide Web than other universities. In contemplating what MIT could be like in the future, it is important to base the vision on a realistic assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

So here are some of the things that we think make MIT special, perhaps unique:

In many other ways, related to use of the Web or related technologies for education, MIT does not seem to have any special advantages:

The committee's vision of MIT's potential use of advanced technologies for education is consistent with this description of its strengths and weaknesses.
This page revised June 1, 1995. Your comments about this report are welcome.
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