Trend or Coincidence? Just last Wednesday, I made mention of M.I.T.’s Open CourseWare, and then I crack open the paper this morning to find, what? An entire section dedicated to education whose cover story just so happens to be on the Open Education Movement, which, once I read about it, I recognized as a potentially HUGELY important development for higher education.
It could transform the whole operation.
And while your there, check out the rest, too–I could post three things a day for the rest of the week just from this section–particularly interesting to me were the short descriptions of the various courses, the article on teaching Philosophy to kids, and the thing on Ph.D.s. I’m sure you’ll find your own favorites, though.