MIT for Free

Posted on January 4, 2007  Comments (1)

How to go to M.I.T. for free by Gregory M. Lamb:

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.

MIT’s OCW website features even more glowing feedback from learners. “[B]ecause of money, many good students with great talent and [who are] diligent do not have the chance to learn the newest knowledge and understanding of the universe,” says Chen Zhiying, a student in the People’s Republic of China. “But now, due to the OCW, the knowledge will spread to more and more people, and it will benefit the whole [world of] human-beings.”

Related: MIT’s OpenCourseWareBerkeley and MIT courses onlineOpen Course Ware from JapanScience and Engineering Webcast Libraries

One Response to “MIT for Free”

  1. CuriousCat: Great Physics Webcast Lectures
    December 20th, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

    “One great example of MIT’s Open Course Ware initiative is Physics I: Classical Mechanics. This course features lecture notes, problem sets with solutions, exams with solutions, links to related resources, and a complete set of videotaped lectures…”

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