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MIT’s Open Source Education

Thanks to Brian Bray for this link: Newsfactor has an article outlining the open source aspects of MIT’s recent decision to post all of its course materials online, free of charge. ‘…MIT faculty chair Professor Steven Lerman said the OpenCourseWare plan will address the academic community’s growing concern over what he called the “privatization of knowledge…We also need to take advantage of the tremendous power of the Internet to build on the tradition at MIT, and in American higher education, of open dissemination of educational materials and innovations in teaching,” Lerman said. “Everybody knows that the way to make progress in science is by using the best results of others,” MIT electrical engineering professor Paul Penfield, Jr. said. “I’m personally looking forward to having my ideas used and improved on by others.”