Thursday, January 04, 2007


No, really.

MIT, echoing a move made by some other colleges, has released materials for many of their courses online. By the end of 2007, according to the news article about it, "by the end of this year, the contents of all 1,800 courses taught at one of the world's most prestigious universities will be available online to anyone in the world, anywhere in the world. Learners won't have to register for the classes, and everyone is accepted." The OpenCourseWare program is already populated with a lot of awesome stuff: want to learn about Astrophysics? What about history? Anthropology? Forensic science? It's all there, and it's all free.

Viva la education revolution. Via SA.

1 comment:

Roger Whitson said...

wow, this is really interesting. I don't see how they are going to pull it off, however. I mean, utopian education is one thing, but what about copyright--especially in terms of the professor's ideas? Furthermore, what would something like this do to the academic publishing industry--most of which depends upon the secrecy of professors' theories?