MIT puts entire curriculum at disposal of e-learners
I remember how interested I was in 2001 when the first batch of course material was put online; this is HUGE for anyone interested in "auditing" a course outside the traditional sense.
As a current student, sometimes finding alternate sources of course material, examples and exams can be difficult and time consuming. It would be nice if more Universities would take an approach like this...giving everyone an opportunity to be self-guided in classes for their own benefit; leaving students who wish to pay for courses receiving the benefit of professors as mentors.
This would, however, put added pressure on professors to act more like mentors than regurgitators of information.
The entire catalogue of information from 1,800 courses at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be available free online by
the end of the year. Once uploaded, it will represent one of the internet’s most important resources.