June 02, 2007

MIT's OpenCourseWare

I thought many people knew about MIT's OpenCourseWare. But since many people have expressed ignorance to the presence of such "Open Source" course materials from MIT Sloan , I thought of publishing this here.

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based publication of the educational materials from the MIT faculty's courses. This unique initiative enables the open sharing of the MIT faculty's teaching materials with educators, enrolled students, and self-learners around the world. MIT OCW provides users with open access to the syllabi, lecture notes, course calendars, problem sets and solutions, exams, reading lists, even a selection of video lectures, from 1550 MIT courses representing 34 departments and all five of MIT's schools. The initiative will include materials from virutally all courses by the year 2008.

This opens up a lot of possibilities for those seeking self-education or even just curiousness about what a Massachusetts Institute of Technology course is like.

Of course the catches are 1) No certification or degrees awarded and 2) No access to faculty. The only thing needed is internet access. Some translations are available.

Check out the CourseWare here.

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