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MIT+K12 > New Ed. Videos from MIT, Khan Academy, ...

Katie Ash / April 25, 2012 1:50 PM

Today, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a new initiative that, in collaboration with the Khan Academy, encourages MIT students to create short, interesting videos about STEM subjects aimed at K-12 learners. The videos are available directly from MIT or through the initiative's YouTube Channel ... . Some videos will also appear on the Khan Academy's website.

So far, about three dozen videos have been made. Topics include how airplanes fly, buoyancy, and genetic engineering. [snip]

An online survey of 300 K-12 students, taken after the initial set of videos were produced, found that roughly 73 percent of students said the videos "showed me that science and engineering could be cool" and 62 percent though the videos could add value to classroom lessons.


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