Originally Posted by SpankyMcFlych
Useful for those who have the drive to educate themselves. So not very many people heh.
But think of the possibilities. Sure it won't be useful on a job resume, but it could be very useful in brushing up on already known stuff, or expanding what you know. Or preparing for actually going to university. Take a year (while working and saving money) to go over all the online stuff that corresponds to what you'll be learning in uni. Or while in uni, useful as a resource to go over what you're learning and ensure you have it down 100%, or to brush up on last years coursework, or to look ahead at next years.
Say you're doing X job in the workplace and you keep running into work that you never learned about in uni (perhaps you fibbed on your resume and are just scraping by). Just go online and take the courses that cover what you need to know.
I wonder if non americans will be able to access this online harvard/mit stuff. Imagine a world where everyone has full access to as much education (for free) as they wish, with the only limiting factor being their motivation.
I'd assume it'd be on YouTube like the rest of Harvard's educational videos, and we already do live in that world. TheNewBoston and Khan Academy have a plethora of educational videos in everything between chemistry to English to programming to 3d design.
Originally Posted by Icekilla
I thought MIT OpenCourseware was for this purpose... Is OpenCourseware going to disappear?
Like I said before, this concept was here months ago and got renamed, so that could possibly be what this is.