Building electric guitars is not part of the typical high-school physics curriculum, but it’s one of the many things that students can learn to do at a new MIT site launched as an expansion of the Institute’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) project. Highlights for High School, which President Susan Hockfield announced in November, is designed to help high-school students and instructors supplement their coursework with MIT resources. The site offers materials developed by MIT students, along with selections from MIT’s OCW site–which features audio and video lectures and class assignments from more than 1,800 MIT courses.
The site points students to introductory courses at MIT and to segments of MIT courses corresponding to material covered in Advanced Placement exams. An estimated 5,000 U.S. high-school students already visit the OCW site each month.
Other enhancements to OCW are in the works, including a lecture search tool developed at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab that could help students find specific information in audio and video lectures.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Every year, we look for promising technologies poised to have a real impact on the world. Here are the advances that we think matter most right now.
Scientists are finding signals of long covid in blood. They could lead to new treatments.
Faults in a certain part of the immune system might be at the root of some long covid cases, new research suggests.
AI for everything: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption in record time, and reset the course of an entire industry.
What’s next for AI in 2024
Our writers look at the four hot trends to watch out for this year
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.