John on January 6, 2007 at 1:42 am
I hadn’t heard about this before:
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 cost? It’s all free of charge.
The OpenCourseWare movement, begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002 and now spread to some 120 other universities worldwide, aims to disperse knowledge far beyond the ivy-clad walls of elite campuses to anyone who has an Internet connection and a desire to learn.
Here’s the link to the MIT open course ware page. It really is amazing that they are giving this away. Actually, it makes me a bit nervous that they are giving away graduate courses on nuclear engineering. I hope this site is blocked in Iran and North Korea.
Check it out. I’ve downloaded my first class already.