Open Access and the Future of Education
In April 2001, MIT announced Open CourseWare:
This is followed by a few universities around the world,
A list can be found at:
In September 2011, Stanford Engineering starts a second wave of online education experience:
In December 2011, MIT announced its next step:
With open access course material + video in 10min clips + problems that you can grade your self + online social network to answer questions and rank questions, the time is now is rethink who can access what for every course out there.
As a side benefit, we’ll also have to rethink what should live lectures (for students registered at a university) look like in the future.
What’re your thoughts?