MIT OpenCourseWare Launches…

I’ve been exploring MIT’s OpenCourseWare site – a collection of full lecture notes, exams and assignments which allow you to be trained in a number of MIT undergraduate courses. At the moment, two courses particularly interest me – Problems of Philosophy (very much in the Anglo-American tradition, but interesting nonetheless) and the rather more challenging Laboratory in Software Engineering, which I suspect would be utterly beyond me. There isn’t a huge range of courses online yet, but I have a feeling this could be an extremely significant and important move that really has the potential to empower and educate people.