MIT & Khan Academy Launch K-12 Video Channel to Combat Science & Engineering Shortfall
Less than 5% of all degrees awarded in the US are in engineering. Compare that with 21% in Asia and 14% in Europe. The US has been been trying to rise from its image as a service based economy, raising questions about the current predicament during congressional forums and leadership parlances.
Realizing Khan Academy’s milestones in the field of education could be a great way to motivate youth to join these fields, MIT has collaborated with them to get their current students to create 5 - 10 minute videos on anything, from flying robots to basic chemistry, based on feedback from their professors, K-12 students and fellow users. With 75 videos already created and hundreds more in the pipeline, MIT professors hope this will revolutionize online college education as well.