|BOS_005 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Photo credit: thoth188)|
Does it seem like you have heard the term open thrown around more? It's because you probably have.
- This week Stanford announced they are releasing another handful of courses to be open and public. (main library)
- Last week Seth Godin published his manifesto to the web asking people to take it, read it, share it, post it, but don't edit or charge for it.
- In January Open Culture updated this: 425 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Free online courses from the world's leading universities. Download 425 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard & Berkeley to your computer or mp3
- MIT is now offering certificates and just launched MITx
- “The technologies available are much more advanced than when we started OpenCourseWare,” Mr. Agarwal said. “We can provide pedagogical tools to self-assess, self-pace or create an online learning community.”
- MOOCs are in the news:
- Udacity is gaining momentum as well..
When Seth Godin says things like authors have no right to make money off their work, I believe that he's talking about open and sharing.
I have a lot to unpack as I dig deeper, but one thing I know for sure is that open is on fire and I am excited and ready for it.