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How to go to M.I.T. for free
news.yahoo.com ^ | Thu Jan 4 | Gregory M. Lamb

Posted on 01/15/2007 3:52:44 AM PST by bad company

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

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: distantlearning; mit; onlinecourses; onlineeducation
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
You cannot contact the faculty; you don't get a beaver ring, or a grade or a transcript

Best find a way to get a degree so you can prove it to a prospective employer. If you don't need a job, you are on your own, as you already know.

51 posted on 01/15/2007 10:07:15 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: Lusis

LOL!

(Noam Chomsky's taught at MIT?)


52 posted on 01/15/2007 10:41:14 AM PST by agrace ("Kill the Jews and infidels!" = free speech; "Muslims preach violence!" = hate speech)
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To: Mr170IQ

Thanks for the great set of links!


53 posted on 01/15/2007 10:47:50 AM PST by whd23
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To: bad company
This is a particularly interesting development in education. Now it's just going to be a matter of time before people begin to seriously question what precisely the University is charging them 200K for. They have senior researchers, but the classes are all taught by graduate students. They have facilities, but you can get access to similar facilities for a lot less.

For some reason they haven't realized that all they ever were was the vault guards for the information. Now that they've given that away for free there is no need for the guards.

54 posted on 01/15/2007 10:52:26 AM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: Nervous Tick

Sorry to disappoint you.

55 posted on 01/15/2007 11:31:50 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Peace will come when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate Israel)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I did take a video course on "Digital Signal Processing" given by Oppenheim (of MIT). It was OK. The 70's haircut was a little distracting.

Human being react differently to other human beings than to a video and a lecturer acts differently when being filmed.

Also, a good lecturer gets feedback and can tell when he's getting through and when he's not.

I had an absolutely horrible Calculus teacher in high school. The good thing was that he knew he was horrible. He mostly didn't show up. But he did bring in Super 8 movies of lessons prepared by the State University of New York on a couple of occasions. I remember impressing math majors with my thorough understanding of Rolle's theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. The films were *not* lectures, they were animated examples, illustrated by improbable but interesting "real life" examples. Pedagogically brilliant, imho.
56 posted on 01/15/2007 11:50:18 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Peace will come when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate Israel)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
School colors: Blood on Concrete

Doc Edgerton blasting apples up in bldg 10.

57 posted on 01/15/2007 12:47:14 PM PST by BuglerTex
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

>> Sorry to disappoint you

Whew! I'm not disappointed, I'm relieved! ;-)


58 posted on 01/15/2007 3:46:23 PM PST by Nervous Tick
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ping


59 posted on 01/16/2007 7:16:28 AM PST by eeman
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To: Anoreth

Here’s the thread I just mentioned over on the UT. There are several sources in the comments as well as the one in the original post.


60 posted on 12/21/2009 7:03:00 PM PST by Tax-chick (Anoreth, Warrior Goddess of the Coast! She's violent and sarcastic - what's not to love?)
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