Open Access Education Materials

Posted on August 24, 2006  Comments (7)

Watch a video of Richard Baraniuk (Rice University professor speaking at TED) discussing Connexions: an open-access education publishing system. The content available through Connexions includes short content modules such as:

What is Engineering??:

Engineering is the endeavor that creates, maintains, develops, and applies technology for societies’ needs and desires.

One of the first distinctions that must be made is between science and engineering.

Science is the study of what is and engineering is the creation of can be.

and: Protein Folding, as well as full courses, such as: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I and Physics for K-12.

Related: Google technical talk webcasts (including a presentation by Richard Baraniuk at Google) – podcasts of Technical Talks at Googlescience podcast postsBerkeley and MIT courses online

7 Responses to “Open Access Education Materials”

  1. Jean-Claude Bradley
    August 27th, 2006 @ 10:26 am

    People often say that but in synthetic organic chemistry, we generally think of the scientists creating new reactions and the engineers scaling them up.

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