10-12-02, 07:36 AM
Congratulations to MIT, the first school in the world to offer engineering courses online - And BOY did they outdo themselves !!! Check out the OpenCourseWare, the educational parallel to Open Source software...
- course outlines
- lecture materials
- lecture videos
- exam materials
- problem sets & solutions
By yr.2007 they plan to have ~2000 courses available online to anyone and everyone!!!
(excited! super excited!)
I read about this in New Scientist ages ago. A damn good idea. Thanks for the link.
10-12-02, 08:24 AM
I checked out their introductory biology course... they have everything online:
- course outlines
- practice questions & solutions
- exam questions & solutions
- even a biology hypertextbook (what appears to be an entire textbook online)
They haven't filled out all the courses yet, just a few samples in each program, but if all goes according to the schedule this will all happen in the next 4 years with around 2000 courses available.
Still, I can't access scientific publications online, just abstracts. Libraries across America are filled to overflow with volumes of journal articles, and only abstracts are available. It's a stumbling block to independent research readers like me.
10-12-02, 01:40 PM
Philosophy, here I come!... if I exist :D :eek: ;)
a brand new world fellas!
10-12-02, 02:48 PM
I could get a networking degree from them and then do graphic interfaces!
this is AMAZING:cool:
Avatar is so excited he wants to jump around
10-13-02, 07:57 AM
Okay, so can someone explain to me how this works? I wanted to look at political sciences but it just gave me a link to the homepage, no courses to look at. Help me out damnit I wanna learn!!
10-13-02, 08:35 AM
Pollux: Is this what you are looking for?
he's not called Pollux, he's Polux Veeee :D :D
10-13-02, 09:47 AM
Pollux is fine, but thanks for the standing-up on your part av.
And thanks, evilpoet, despite your malevolence. It vorks!