MIT 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.
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.
For 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.
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