I’ve mentioned similar courses in the past, but here’s a new twist….. you’re not just watching videos of lectures, you can actually participate.
Here is a description of the purpose of the MITx program, from MIT:
“MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences.The first MITx course, 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics), will be launched in an experimental prototype form.
Watch this space for further upcoming courses, which will become available in Fall 2012.”
The Circuits and Electronics course has already started. Though I can’t participate at this time, I did notice I could still click on the link and enroll.
If you have the time, check it out. Maybe come back and give us some feedback on the experience. The link to the course is: