Carnegie Mellon University has announced the creation of the Simon Initiative, which focuses on how technology impacts learning, and how educators can avoid historically unsuccessful online learning models.

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Named after Herbert Simon, the late Nobel laureate and CMU professor, the initiative is the first concrete example of CMU president Subra Suresh's goal of bringing together areas of excellence in the university.

The announcement made Nov. 11 comes during the inaugural week for the new president, who took the...

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