Hello Fellow Kopimists,
I would like to take a moment to highlight a bastion of Kopimist values on the internet, MIT OpenCourseWare. This website, hosted by MIT, is a collection of 2000 MIT courses published under a Creative Commons license. When I say courses, I don’t just mean lecture videos. The MIT lecture videos by themselves are viewable on the MIT YouTube channel, as are Stanford Courses, and Berkeley Courses. The MIT OpenCourseWare pages contain far more than the average “open access” fare, including lecture videos, lecture transcripts, subtitle options, course assignments, and even exams with solutions for each course. It is positively refreshing to see Kopimist principles at work in the upper echelons of academia.
This is your ongoing opportunity to get hundreds of thousands of dollars-worth of world-class education freely and legally. The only thing you can’t get with these courese is an enthusiastic answer to your burning questions by an experienced professor. For the cost of tuition nowadays, I’d say that most of us are willing to go without that particular perk of live lectures.
Information brings light to darkness, and right now MIT is shining a bigass laser beam in all directions. We can only hope that other institutions follow suit and seed their lectures.
Let the data flow,