MIT Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics
MIT student-produced video on rockets (Credit: MIT) 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.
TED Curator Chris Anderson announced Monday TED’s new new educational initiative TED-Ed , featuring the TED-Ed YouTube channel . TED-Ed’s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world by “pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos.” A new site, which will launch in early April 2012, will feature these videos and some powerful new learning tools. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>