Thursday, February 07, 2008

Science and mathematics gain a new online voice

MIT offers innovative K-12 curriculum

Highlights for High School, a Massachusetts Institue of Technology website, offers free K-12-tailored course materials for use by teachers and students. While many universities have set up free, online video, audio, and print course materials in recent years, the MIT high school site is unusual both in terms of the volume of information available and its orientation to a K-12 audience. The online site is an extension of MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative. Details from Education Week.


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6 comments:

Deb said...

Wow, that will be SUCH a great resource.

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb: I hope LOTS of teachers and students take advantage of this fabulous resource.

Ian Lidster said...

Now, we just have to get the academic empire builders past the idea that universities must be bricks and mortar.

Deb S. said...

Ian: Great point! I've been seriously considering about doing a post on distance learning or virtual schools. Even top universities now offer online opportunities.

Rose said...

Deb
MIss you much! This is a great resource and very much needed.

Deb S. said...

Rose: I miss you, too! Thanks for stopping by.