Monday, January 25, 2010

MIT OpenCourseWare: Highlights for High School

I have posted a few times about open source instruction, but I wanted to let you know about MIT's OpenCourseWare for High Schools.

The Massachusetts Institute for Technology's site has developed high school courses in the areas of science, mathematics, and humanities. They have also created resources for AP Biology, AP Calculus and AP Physics.

I'm also fond of the hands-on learning areas such as labs, competitions, and demonstrations on video.  If you like those, then you will absolutely like the "Knowledge in Action" area (this includes "Build Stuff," "Save the World," and "Write Better.") The "Build Stuff" area has courses on Toy Product Design, Furniture Making, Practical Electronics, Water Jet Technologies, Introduction to Robotics, Mechanical Engineering Tools, Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes, and others.

Also, if you want to get a glimpse of college courses at MIT, take a look at all 1,900 courses on MIT OpenCourseWare or the MIT YouTube channel.

I think this is another great way to "extend" your education and I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm looking forward to some high school remediation! J.T.

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