Grimes (PhD '17), an alum of the Field Group, was previously a Digital Learning Lab Fellow and Instructor.
David Grimes (PhD ’17), has recently been appointed to the role of Digital Learning Lab Scientist. An alumnus of Professor Robert W. Field’s research group, Grimes earned his PhD in 2017. After conducting postdoctoral studies with Prof. Kang-Kuen Ni at Harvard University, he joined the Digital Learning Lab as a Fellow and Instructor in 2019.
Members of the Digital Learning Lab work together as a community to support and share innovations across MIT, as well as externally. The community meets semi-monthly to share updates, best practices, trends, and hear from guest speakers from MIT and beyond. They also support each other in developing tools and techniques for course development.
Digital Learning Lab Scientists are experienced subject matter experts who are also well-versed in the latest teaching and learning theories and technologies. They serve as leaders within their department in developing a digital learning strategy alongside faculty and manage a team that executes that strategy. Scientists generally hold lecturer appointments within their department and participate in both global and residential learning activities, leading the development of innovative course content and tools that faculty use on campus and in MOOCs. They also conduct educational research and regularly present at conferences and other events in support of MIT’s mission to advance education through technology.