Inspired by ideas from aerospace engineering, Fly-by-Wire (FbW) is a blended learning technology for teachers to provide scalable, differentiated instruction.

See who Fly-by-Wire serves


Students from at-risk populations and faculty teaching large introductory classes →

Learn about the Fly-by-Wire apps


Open source, scalable, and on web and mobile →

Towards Scalable Differentiated Instruction was awarded a 2015 Department of Education FIPSE First in the World Development Grant to develop the proposed FbW technology. The First in the World program aims to address challenges in postsecondary education for students who are at risk for not persisting in and completing postsecondary programs.

This project is led by MIT Professor Karen E. Willcox and Associate Dean of MIT ODL Vijay Kumar in partnership with edX and Colorado and Massachusetts community colleges. The Department of Education Program Manager is Dr. Frank Frankfort.

A nation-wide, collaborative effort


See our team from MIT, Arapahoe Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, edX, and BbK →

The project proposes the FbW technological intervention, to be developed in conjunction with and implemented at Quinsigamond Community College in Massachusetts and Arapahoe Community College in Colorado, urban-metro area schools serving a majority of high-need, at-risk students.