At MIT, it’s out with the old case studies, in with immersive ones

Posted on February 6th, 2018

This radio segment and article from WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, looks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Case Study Initiative. The initiative, run out of the Center for Real Estate, develops multimedia case studies that use videos, sound, photos and games. Danya Sherman, manager of the initiative, said the case studies are like something “between an academic paper, a website and a documentary film, and we don’t see anything like it that’s ever been created before… We really want students to feel like they’re on the ground with us, investigating with us what is going on in a particular place and what led to those outcomes and asking questions of us, too, like, who did we not interview that maybe we should have?”