The XLP Program (eXtreme Learning Process) was started in the summer of 2012 at Tsinghua University. Six departments teamed up with students from interdisciplinary backgrounds and designed a learner-centered learning process, the Extreme Learning Process (XLP). This process involves facilitating learning through rewarding individuals and their associated teams. Team members are encouraged to create a set of products and services that integrate team members' talents. This program teaches you how to design and organize learning activities. Organizers and technology providers work together to develop a specific product or service while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of learning.
I participated extensively in the XLP Program from 2013-2014. I participated in the XLP MEM (Master of Engineering Management) Program as an organizer and a technology provider from July 2013 to October 2013, the XLP Family Program from July 2013 to November 2013, and the XLP TEEP (Tsien Xue Sen Excellence in Education program) as the Chief Technology Officer from January 2014 to March 2014. We collected information on relevant technology and designed a complete workflow for XLP preparation and execution. During the design process, we contacted more than twenty technology providers, Maker Spaces, media associations and universities. We cooperated with MWorks, (a company that creates interdisciplinary simulation environments with Modelica language), to model all the components of the challenge in an integrated simulation. We worked with MakeBlock to create components that could connect with LEGO modules and provide modular mechanical structures. We integrated Wolfram Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha into our design, and made cloud-based computing available throughout our system.
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