[LINK] MIT Online Course Pilot
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:21:03 +1000
> MIT just had the bright idea of adding some PR
> spin to this.
Totally unfair Tom! How could you call this, the first fruits of what MIT
announced last year as a $100 Million project, "PR spin"?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Worthington [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, 15 October 2002 10:15
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> Subject: Re: [LINK] MIT Online Course Pilot
> At 01:18 3/10/02, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> >... Beginning yesterday, MIT will make all of their courses
> >online, and is offering free public access. Here are the
> pilot courses
> >available thus far ...
> (http://ocw.mit.edu/global/all-courses.html) ...
> The only MIT IT course I could find was: "6.170-Laboratory in
> Engineering" <http://ocw.mit.edu/6/6.170/f01/index.html>.
> This has lecture
> notes in PDF and other materials in HTML. It doesn't look
> very different to
> the course web pages which universities have been providing
> on-line for
> years. These have lecture notes, tutorial and assignment
> questions for
> conventional face-to-face courses. They aren't interactive distance
> education courses. It wasn't worth the bother password
> protecting this
> material and if people used them for non-profit educational
> purposes then
> no one minded. MIT just had the bright idea of adding some PR
> spin to this.
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