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 Josue Rodriguez, Fatima Abbasi, and Isa Lie to the group!

Our course, Advanced Fluid Mechanics 1 (2.25.1x), is one of the 100 most popular university courses launched in 2021! The ranking list sources from the 2600 online courses released on four different platforms (Coursera, edX, FutureLearn, and Swayam).

LEAP Group's work in developing augmented reality to address STEM skills has recently been featured in four places! Open Learning's Medium blog and News, MITili's blog, and MIT Mechanical Engineering News.

Get Involved

We’re 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 centered on learning enabled by AR/VR, haptics and visualization, learner crowdsourcing, educational tools in MOOC platforms, and data analytics. Contact Dr. John Liu with a statement of interest and your CV.