Esme Learning

Esme Learning

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) is collaborating with Esme Learning, a next-generation online education provider that uses AI-enabled knowledge acceleration combined with premium content from the world’s greatest thought leaders to build collective intelligence at scale.

About MIT online courses

Our cutting edge courses equip visionary business leaders with function-specific skills to support data-informed decision making and futuristic knowledge to accelerate careers. Taught entirely online, MIT’s 6 week courses require 8-10 hours work per week. Participants who successfully complete the course earn a certificate of attendance from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Current opportunities

Current courses taught by SA+P faculty are:

 

Launching HealthTech Innovation

Discover the path to successful digital health innovation.

Healthcare data can revolutionize how we think of every part of the healthcare ecosystem. Once the domain of niche consumer products like Jawbone and Fitbit, digital health is now disrupting the healthcare industry by creating new value using wearables and patient engagement data.

Investments in corporate innovation and start-ups are outpacing previous years as investors and healthcare companies expect innovation to come from areas such as data interoperability, mental health and personalized care. According to Global Market Insights Inc., the worldwide digital health market is projected to hit $504.4B by 2025.

In light of this opportunity, the Launching HealthTech Innovation course was developed to provide a comprehensive guide to structuring a successful healthtech product, service, or venture.  This course is not just for entrepreneurs or those who join start-ups in the healthtech space. It is also for those inventing new products and services within medium and large Healthcare companies looking to embrace the transformative power of AI-wearables and machine learning. The concepts of successful entrepreneurship accelerate impact, learning, improvement, and validation for corporate innovation groups, internal venture teams, and R&D researchers.

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Instructor

Rosalind Picard
Faculty Director
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Advancing Wellbeing Initiative
Faculty Chair, MIT Mind+Hand+Heart

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Course dates

Launching HealthTech Innovation is a six-week, online course. Upcoming enrollment dates are as follows:

  • April 27 - June 14, 2022, Registration closes: May 3, 2022

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AI Leadership

Harness AI as a leadership tool for creating innovative systems and organizations

Throughout this course, participants reflect on the leaders they are, the leaders they could be, the tools they can use to create an organization of learning and innovation and the resources available to plan for the future.

Connecting Leadership and Artificial Intelligence (AI), managers, directors and CEOs will learn how AI technology can amplify current leadership practices to improve individual, team and organizational leadership capabilities.

In this six-week online course offered in collaboration between the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and Sloan School of Management, leaders will gain new leadership capabilities to improve the ability of their teams to innovate and succeed, and to help their organizations act with agility and purpose.

 

Instructors

Prof. Alex Pentland, Faculty Director
Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society
Media Lab, Sloan School

Prof. Deborah Ancona, Faculty Director
Seley Distinguished Professor of Management and MIT Professor, Organization Studies

 

Course dates

AI Leadership is a six-week, online course. Upcoming enrollment dates are as follows:

  • April 27, 2022 - June 14, 2022, Registration closes: May 3, 2022

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Data Strategy: Data Strategy: Leverage AI for Business

AI and data-driven decision making are reshaping the way companies do business.

Data is the lifeblood of AI. It has to be protected and managed. Companies must learn to analyze data to tease out the hidden truths that lead to insight and change. AI is the engine that drives innovation. It allows companies to identify opportunity and optimize for success.

Through a review of current best practices, Data Strategy: Leverage AI for Business participants will learn how to secure data access and outline a successful AI strategy, as well as identify the resources and AI tools necessary to execute their plan.

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Instructor

Prof. Alex Pentland, Faculty Director 
Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society 
Media Lab, Sloan School

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Course Dates

AI Leadership is a six-week, online course. Upcoming enrollment dates are as follows:

  • May 4, 2022 - June 21, 2022, Registration closes: May 10, 2022

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Smart Mobility: Reimagining the Future of Transportation Tech & Sustainable Cities

Smart Mobility is the paradigm shift in the world of transportation and urban planning.

New technologies and modes of transportation like autonomous vehicles are combining with new objectives like decarbonization, public health, and improved quality of life and work to create business opportunities for executives, decision-makers, consultants and investors. For consumers, the use of smart technologies in the environment can improve some key indicators by 10 to 30 percent—numbers that translate into lives saved, fewer crime incidents, shorter commutes, a reduced health burden and carbon emissions averted.

By connecting all modes of transportation via wireless communications and applying real-time data analytics and machine learning, smart mobility is transforming both the commercial transportation industry as well as residential infrastructure. New business models like ridesharing and micro-mobility, along with advancements in technologies like IoT, AI and Big Data, present new business opportunities for consultants, entrepreneurs, and mobility tech companies. The sector is growing at a CAGR of 16 percent and is expected to reach $88.2 billion by 2026.

The Smart Mobility course was developed to provide a comprehensive guide of the foundations, an overview of the technical and financial components and an extended examination of historical cases. The case-study approach of this course will prepare private and public sector experts to apply these tested concepts to build the sustainable and integrated smart urban systems of tomorrow.

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Instructor

Prof. Jinhua Zhao, Faculty Director
Associate Professor of Transportation and City Planning,
Director, MIT Smart Mobility Initiative

Annie Hudson,
Researcher, MIT Mobility Initiative

Prof. Alex Pentland, Faculty Director
Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society
Media Lab, Sloan School

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Course Dates

Smart Mobility is a six-week, online course. Upcoming enrollment dates are as follows:

  • April 20 (orientation)  - June 7, 2022, Registration closes: April 26, 2022

Visit the course page on Esme Learning to learn more and register.