MIT’s OpenCourseWare project aims to offer the complete course material for every class online, free of charge.
President Susan Hockfield offers this explanation:
“OpenCourseWare expresses in an immediate and far-reaching way MIT’s goal of advancing education around the world. Through MIT OCW, educators and students everywhere can benefit from the academic activities of our faculty and join a global learning community in which knowledge and ideas are shared openly and freely for the benefit of all.”
And MIT isn’t the only one… Other institutions offering online educational materials include:
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Tufts University
- Utah State University
- University of Notre Dame
- University of California, Irvine
- Carnegie Mellon
There are also a number of international universities participating in the OpenCourseWare Consortium.