MIT Joins Forces with Khan Academy to Produce Videos for Young Students

| April 25, 2012 | 4 Comments
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MIT’s seminal OpenCourseWare and MITx have brought free, high-quality educational content to anyone who wants it. Now MIT is turning its attention to younger students with the newly announced MIT+K12, developed with the Khan Academy. With this venture, MIT students will develop videos on science and engineering topics aimed at younger students.Some of the videos will also be featured on the Khan Academy. Read about this new collaboration in the press release below.

MIT has launched an initiative encouraging its students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering.The videos — aimed at younger students, in grades from kindergarten through high school — will be accessible through a dedicated MIT website and YouTube channel. A subset of the videos will also be available on Khan Academy.

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  • Praveen Krishnaiah

    Awesome news, hope the world of substandard content creators read this and pull up their socks

    • Pr

      As a K-12 educator, I don’t think MIT is at all experts in developing curriculum for younger students. Same with khan Academy. I think people see it as a way to make a market. Do some research before you cheerleader.

      • Guest

         Spoken like a true “education professional” – we should probably have a few meetings about this before actually doing anything…

      • KA_FanBoy

        Clearly you have failed to do your homework.

        As a K-12 educator, you really should take a look at the results Khanacademy is achieving with real students and teachers in real schools. The teachers involved find it liberating and quite productive. It wouldn’t hurt to also look at the results achieved by lots of other people who report considerable achievements derived from using khanacademy.

        To summarize, Khan Academy results are compelling, and quite encouraging, particularly when compared to the vast wasteland of so many of the K-12 experiments and existing paradigms. BTW, Khan Academy is a not for profit funded largely by grants and has no particular interest in building a ‘market’ other than addressing the shortfall in coverage and effectiveness of current educational practices both in the US and globally.

        As for MIT expertise in addressing K-12 needs, MIT has recognized it’s limitations and they are working with Khan to improve their ability to deliver significant value to that audience.