The MIT Learning Engineering and Practice Group (LEAP Group), led by Dr. John Liu, applies design and systems principles to solving challenges in learning and develops learning experiences to better meet the increasing demand for STEM skills in tomorrow’s workforce. Our research-to-practice approach includes the focus areas of mixed reality, simulations and haptics, educational technology, MOOC and blended learning, and curriculum development to enhance and scale engineering education and training. We are a group in MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department.

Recent News

Welcome Dr. Yibo Fan to the group! Yibo is an instructional designer who will work on the Technologist Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum.

Welcome Dr. Ziling Chen to the group!

Welcome Christian Gabbianelli to the group!

Get Involved

We’re always looking for students, postdocs, and instructors who care deeply about learning and are passionate about technology! We have a wide variety of opportunities in our current projects in STEM workforce, AR/VR, haptics and visualization, MOOC tools/platforms, and data analytics.