Web Learning for Free

While many learning institutions have flocked to develop online courses to bolster revenues, one US institute is planning to put most of its course materials on the web – for free.
Over the next 10 years, Massachusetts Institute of Technology will create public websites for almost all of its 2000 courses and post materials like lecture notes, problem sets, syllabuses, exams, simulations, even video lectures. Would-be students however will not earn college credits. Professorial time is voluntary, and while most of the 940 faculty members are reported to support the plan, some have reservations.
Opening up education in this way is what the web is all about, says MIT president, Charles Vest.

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