Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Web Secret #276: the future is here

Don't know if you are aware, but almost every course given at MIT is available on line, for free.

You can learn Spanish, study "Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan", or take "The Making of a Roman Emperor."

Of course there are endless courses on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. Along with offerings like "Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century," "The Anthropology of Cybercultures", and even a graduate course entitled "Genetics, Neurobiology, and Pathophysiology of Psychiatric Disorders."

Did I say it was FREE?

I don't really understand why MIT is doing this. The explanation on their website is rather vague, "The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”

"OK, but why are you doing this?"

Before they change their minds, I am quietly going to take advantage of this.

Now I know I'm in the 21st century.

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