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BLOSSOMS What's New? December 2011

   
 
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December 2011

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MIT Launches Online Learning Initiative
MITMIT has announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx”. “MITx” will offer courses online and make online learning tools freely available. It will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will. Read article.

MIT Competition Introduces High School Students to the World of Invention
The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve. Read more.

MIT SEPT Program: A Partnership between MIT and K-12 Science and Mathematics Teachers
SEPTFor more than 20 years the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) has been engaging and enlightening teachers from around the world. Through a heavy dose of the latest and greatest science and engineering research delivered by MIT researchers and teachers, the program has reached teachers in a unique way through a drink of knowledge from the MIT "firehose". The program has managed to capture a snapshot of MIT and deliver it to teachers for one week every summer. Read more here.

Coming Soon: A Newsletter for those Concerned about STEM Education Issues
Would you like to be part of a STEM education community? Do you have ideas and opinions to share with members of a STEM community? Look for news on this in the January BLOSSOMS newsletter.

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Meet an MIT BLOSSOMS Video Teacher
Abdullah Seddiq Abdullah Seddiq is a computer programmer who works on software and hardware management at the Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Science & Technology Center (Scitech) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abdullah has written many applications under Windows. He has a Bachelor's degree in English-Arabic translation, and is interested in teaching Information Technology. You can watch a subtitled version of his MIT BLOSSOMS lesson, "The Magic Picture: Steganography in Bitmap Files". He has created a second lesson, Counting Systems, which will be up on the MIT BLOSSOMS website soon in an Arabic version.
MIT BLOSSOMS featured article
MIT BLOSSOMS was featured this month in T.H.E. Journal: Transforming Education through Technology. Read the article.