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FREE MIT Courseware - 1550 Courses and Growing!

Yes, you read that correctly! This is a content dissemination initiative from MIT called MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW). MIT now makes its faculty's core teaching materials (both graduate and undergraduate courses) openly available for anyone, anywhere in the world with Internet access. MIT OCW is a large-scale, web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by MIT, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As of November 2006, 1550 of MIT's classes are available via MIT OCW!

MIT OCW's goals are to:
  • Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world
  • Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the "opencourseware" concept
As a result of MIT's model, there are now more than 100 other institutions around the world openly publishing their educational materials in "opencourseware" environments. As their website states, "MIT hopes to continue inspiring other institutions to openly share their course materials, creating a worldwide web of knwoeldge that will benefit humanity."

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