MIT launches student-produced educational video initiative | KurzweilAI

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MIT has launched an initiative in collaboration with Khan Academy founder Salman Khan called MIT+K12 that encourages its students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering.

 

The videos — aimed at students in grades from kindergarten through high school — will be accessible through a dedicated MIT website and YouTube channel. Some of the videos will also be available on Khan Academy, a popular not-for-profit educational site.

 

“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. “Our students have responded with all the energy and enthusiasm we knew they would. We worked with them to design the program, and the results are fantastic.”

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