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Monday, March 12, 2007

Open-Source Education

Apparently, the prestigious technical school MIT is going to be the first institution of higher learning to make all of its courses available free online. You won't be able to get college credit, but you can audit classes with some of the most respected instructors in the country. Any student, anybody with web access, can learn anything from quantum mechanics to chaos theory and everything in between for free. It turns out Will Hunting was wrong. You can now get a college education for much less than "a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library."

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