Online Learning Update

May 25, 2017

Leveraging online courses: Experiences of a 9th grader

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Soham Bhatt, American Bazaar

I have experienced the power and benefits of MOOC first-hand, and hope my experiences would encourage students to leverage such platforms. How does a young, curious and motivated mind satisfy its desire to understand such topics? After having studied Newtonian Kinematics during 6th and 7th grade, I got deeply interested in theoretical physics. I experienced the joy of understanding Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity through a MOOC course by Cornell University on edX. The course equipped me to comprehend this fascinating and intuitive theory, and gave me the confidence to interact with theoretical physicists and students at prestigious institutions like the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in India and Harvard and UPenn in the United States. This culminated into a review paper on “Understanding of Special Theory of Relativity.”

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