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MIT Challenge Seeks Instructional Videos

MIT Challenge Seeks Instructional Videos

The Challenge:
Create interesting videos for K-12 students to reinforce STEM concepts. Any takers? You betcha!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched an initiative challenging its students to create 5 – 10 minute instructional videos teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to audiences as young as five years old through high school.

The student-created videos will be available on the special MIT+K-12 site and via a YouTube Channel. Some videos will also be available on the popular Khan Academy site, who is collaborating on the MIT project.

“We wanted to help inspire young people to change the world through engineering and science, and realized that the 10,000 superstar students we have at MIT are uniquely positioned to do that,” says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering and the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Over 75 instructional videos have already been created by MIT students. Check them out HERE!

Read more about this story on the Digital Education Blog at Education Week.
Read the MIT News Release.
See more MIT+K12 videos.
More resources at Khan Academy.
Additional resources at TED-Education initiative.

Photo Courtesy: Education Week/MIT+K12