This week, MIT’s OpenCourseWare project launched OCW Scholar, a new series of courses “designed for independent learners who have few additional resources available to them.” To date, MIT has given students access to isolated materials from MIT courses. Now, with this new initiative, lifelong learners can work with a more rounded set of resources. OWC Scholar takes video lectures, homework problems, problem solving videos, simulations, readings, etc., and stitches them into a structured curriculum. Perfect for the self-disciplined student.
Below we have listed the first five courses in the OWC Scholar collection. (They’re entirely free.) Fast forward three years and you will find 20 courses online, says MIT. All will be added to our big list of Free Online Courses.