Open Source on Education

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Feature Story
OpenCourseWare: Simple Idea, Profound Implications
by Phillip D. Long
While many institutions have made selected course materials available online, MIT has committed to a long-range plan to put materials for more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate courses up for public use. Here, Phil Long tells the story of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative, touching on the practical problems, the implications for a future of open knowledge and scholarship modeled on the open source concept, and what access to OCW is not—an MIT education.

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