Walter Lewin, the Original Star of Open Education, Returns with a Brand New Physics MOOC

It seems like not a week goes by with­out The New York Times writ­ing a gush­ing pro­file about Cours­era. It’s hard to believe, but back dur­ing anoth­er day, there was anoth­er dar­ling of the open edu­ca­tion move­ment. And his name was Wal­ter Lewin. In a 2007 pro­file, the same New York Times called him “an inter­na­tion­al Inter­net guru” and high­light­ed his wild­ly pop­u­lar physics cours­es record­ed at MIT. Those cours­es — find them in our col­lec­tion of Free Online Physics Cours­es, part of our col­lec­tion of 825 Free Online Cours­es — were wide­ly dis­trib­uted through YouTube and iTunes. Now the MOOCs have come along, and Lewin isn’t let­ting him­self get swept to the side. On Feb­ru­ary 18, Lewin and his MIT col­leagues will launch a new course on edX called Elec­tric­i­ty and Mag­net­ism. Draw­ing on Lewin’s famous lec­ture series, Elec­tric­i­ty and Mag­net­ism will run 17 weeks, requir­ing stu­dents to put in about 9–12 hours per week. You can reserve your free seat in the course today and watch Lewin do what he does best.

If physics isn’t your thing, you can find oth­er MOOCs get­ting start­ed lat­er this month, or in Feb­ru­ary.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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