Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Knowledge!

Did you know that MIT offers free course material for 1800 courses online, no registration required? It almost makes me wonder why anyone would pay tuition to go there in person, if you can essentially take the courses for free and learn as much as you want to. You only have to pay if you want to get the diploma.

Of course, with their open courseware, you don't get access to the faculty, so that's something. You also don't get a diploma, no matter how much you learn. And that's what MIT is really selling - the diploma, the credentials.

But hey, if you really wanted to learn, there are certainly worse places to go.

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