A few years ago MIT launched an ambitious project called OpenCourseWare. The plan was to make a large number of the curriculum and classes at MIT freely available over the Web to anyone who wanted to view them. And today MIT announced that OpenCourseWare now includes nearly all of the coursework available at the school.
This alone is a noteworthy achievement. OpenCourseWare is one of the best uses of the Internet of the last 10 years, making it possible for anyone in the world to learn from some of the top science minds in the world (and it also serves as a pretty good ad for the quality of the MIT education).
However, MIT also made another announcement today related to OpenCourseWare. Today also saw the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare’s Highlights for High School.
Highlights for High School is essentially a filtered guide to OpenCourseWare designed specifically for high school students and teachers interested in the sciences and in preparing for advanced placement. The site breaks down introductory MIT classes, AP classes in the science, as well as courses for high school students that were created by MIT students.
All in all the site looks like it will be a very valuable resource for students hoping to pursue a career in the sciences.
Those interested in MIT OpenCourseWare’s Highlights for High School can find it at http://ocw.mit.edu/highschool