MIT opens Open Courseware to High School

For those of you who don’t know, MIT has offered free online classes and resources through OpenCourseWare since 2002. Now they’ve opened it up to secondary schools with their “Highlights for High School” section. Their aim is to bolster high school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education through free and open course materials, from complete curricula and syllabi to videos, lecture notes, and animations.

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2 Responses to MIT opens Open Courseware to High School

  1. Ellen Wilke says:

    I have used clips from the MIT Open Courseware for Physics in my classes for a couple of years on and off (it’s been available for awhile, but not in such a nicely organized package as you’ve just showed, specifically for high school, so thank you!) The most successful use of this for me was last year, when I had a student in ADC for 3 weeks. Since AP Physics is a course that is difficult to self-teach, I referred him to specific lectures in the MIT open-courseware, and he managed to keep up! Just thought I’d pass that along to you – there’s some great stuff available, and who can argue with an education from MIT! 🙂

  2. Bill says:

    I’m so glad that you find this a good resource. I agree that if you can get information from MIT, then you’re definitely on the right track. MIT started this project in 2001 and it continues to grow. The high school section was just opened and it’s very exciting. I’d be interested in seeing what you do with this in your classes. Thanks for the feedback.

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