Science is Culture

A Milestone for Open Science

I just read that MIT’s ground-breaking OpenCourseWare initiative passed the 2,000-course mark this month. That’s a lot of free lectures, course notes, and videos from some of the best scientific minds of the planet…

First announced in 2001, MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is an ambitious effort to share MIT’s education resources freely and openly on the web to improve formal and informal learning worldwide. … Since the site was launched in 2002, OCW materials have been visited on the MIT site or partner translation sites 98 million times by an estimated 70 million visitors from around the world.