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Get Your M.I.T. Education For Free

mit_logoThat is right.. Everyone in the world now has the ability to get an education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There is no entrance exam, no tuition charges, no mandatory attendance, and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas before going to class (of course most college students seem to be enjoying the pajama wearing, class attending, Starbucks coffee consuming approach to campus learning). The only requirement is that you have internet access and the proper bandwidth to support streaming video.

Sound to good to be true?

Well… it is.. It is all in the wording. Notice I said that you can get your education for free from MIT and not necessarily a diploma or degree (which probably has a more profound impact on your future career path).

However, if you are just looking to get an education and increase the synaptic activity of your brain cells, MIT is happy to oblige by offering over 1900 courses for free online through a program called MIT OPEN COURSE WARE. Through this website, you will have access to lecture notes, exams, and videos direct from MIT. No registration is required and it certainly trumps any program I have encountered at the local public library.

MIT states that it costs between $10,000 – $15,000 dollars to bring a course online to the public for open-sharing. Given that they have 1900 courses, I estimate their total investment to be between $19 and $29 million dollars. KUDOS to MIT for making this available to the masses.

Their course offerings span across the following disciplines of learning. If you see something of interest, check it out!

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  1. […] a number of years, colleges have shared their databases providing lectures, class notes, tests and assignments to self taught learners via the internet. […]