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ERIC Number: EJ785216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-6
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
MIT Orients Course Materials Online to K-12
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v27 n22 p1, 13 Feb 2008
Many science and mathematics educators across the country are taking advantage of a Web site created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the famed research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which offers free video, audio, and print lectures and course material taken straight from the school's classes. Those resources target K-12 teachers and students. Known as Highlights for High School, the online site is an extension of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative, a project launched in 2001 with the goal of providing free public access to all the university's courses and curricula via the Internet. 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 sheer volume of information available and its specific organization for a K-12 audience. The site includes more than 2,600 video and audio clips from faculty lectures, as well as assignments and lecture notes. Some of that material is assembled on site for specific high school classes, such as Advanced Placement biology, calculus, and physics, which are college-preparatory courses. The online portal also allows high school teachers to search by topic for faculty lectures and assignments and use them as they see fit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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