This month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology officially launched its MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), a free, open publication of MIT Course materials that were used in teaching undergraduates and graduates at MIT. All course materials featured on the OCW are licensed under the Creative Commons License.
The initial OCW are limited to a few hundred courses, even then most of them just display the course's highlights and description. However, there are a few courses that include complete lecture notes, assignments and exam papers as well. MIT plans to publish all courses by 2007.
I believe this is a wonderful move by MIT. Hopefully the Harvards and the Yales of the world would follow MIT's footsteps in implementing similar platform for sharing knowledge and become more open towards the society and the world. Students would be happy to have extra notes and study materials at their fingertips for free!
Perhaps I can now indulge in other mind boggling subjects such as:
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Linguistics and Philosophy
If i fail to update this blog, you know where to find me. :)