How Open CourseWare has liberated education

With this month marking the tenth anniversary of MIT OpenCourseWare — in which MIT offers free access to things such as course syllabi, lecture notes, exams and so forth — the edu-tech blog Mindshift (part of the Argo news blog network that I belong to) has a list of ways it has “freed” education.

The main list:

  1. CREATING THE MOLD
  2. GOING GLOBAL
  3. DEMOCRATIZING HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION
  4. ALLOWING CUSTOMIZATION
  5. ENCOURAGING SHARING
  6. EMPOWERING EDUCATORS
  7. PROVIDING VALUABLE CONTENT
  8. ENABLING LIFELONG LEARNING
  9. REINFORCING THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
  10. DEMONSTRATING THE NEED FOR MORE

Click here to read the list in detail.