Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Choose your own adventure

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering free online access to many of their lecture notes, videos and exams. Add or drop a course at your own leisure and discretion, with no worries about student debt, complicated opt-outs or credits. If only Canadians had a choice regarding mandatory funding to the CBC, but thanks for drawing my attention to this potential resource.


MIT's online offerings, published under an open licence that encourages reuse, redistribution and modification for noncommercial purposes, include lecture notes, exams and lecture videos from more than 1,800 courses, virtually all of its curriculum.

"The site includes voluntary contributions from 90 per cent of faculty and more than 2,600 members of the MIT community," the university said.

[..] Beyond MIT, the university's 2001 online initiative has spurred the OpenCourseWare Consortium, a group of more than 160 universities worldwide that have published an estimated 5,000 courses.
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