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

Congratulations to Francisco Sepulveda and Dr. Dishita Turakhia (close collaborator, advised by Prof. Stefanie Mueller) on graduating! Francisco's Masters thesis: Developing a Constraint-based Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) Architecture rooted in a Cognitive...

Welcome Aarsh Patel to the group! Aarsh is visiting Masters student from RWTH Aachen University. He'll be with us for 5 months to support various projects in VR for training and manufacturing workforce.

MIT News and MIT MechE News highlight our work to create the advanced manufacturing technologist program.

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.