MIT Offers World-Class Courses, for Free

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1618
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1618

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In the midst of the current boom in the for-profit e-learning market, one school has announced plans to teach the world--for free. This spring, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that it would post lecture notes, course outlines, or other teaching material for virtually every class offered, free of charge. The effort is the first of its kind for a university.