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主题: Homeschooled with MIT courses at 5, accepted to MIT at 15

After acquiring his entire elementary and secondary education from OpenCourseWare and MITx, Ahaan Rungta joined the MIT Class of 2019 at age 15.

Ahaan Rungta and his family moved from Calcutta, India, to Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, in 2001, the same year MIT announced OpenCourseWare
(OCW), a bold plan to publish all of MIT’s course materials online and
to share them with the world for free. Little did his parents realize at
the time that their two-year-old son — already an avid reader — would
eventually acquire his entire elementary and secondary education from
OpenCourseWare and MITx, and would be admitted to the MIT class of 2019 at the age of 15.

“When I was five years old my mom told me ‘there’s this thing called
OCW,’” says Rungta, who was homeschooled. “I just couldn’t believe how
much material was available. From that moment on I spent the next few
years taking OCW courses.”

When most kids are entering kindergarten, Rungta was studying physics
and chemistry through OpenCourseWare. For Rungta’s mother, the biggest
challenge to homeschooling her son was staying ahead of him, finding
courses and materials to feed his insatiable mind.

More to read at:

http://news.mit.edu/2015/ahaan-rungta-mit-opencourseware-mitx-1116

最后由 大苹果 (2015-11-18 11:14:23) 修改

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