According to the article, “MIT’s pioneering MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) program, which was launched in 2003, posts the syllabus and class notes for more than 1,500 courses online for anyone who wants them. By this November, it aims to publish materials from virtually all 1,800 of its courses across all its schools.”
But what is not mentioned is the effect this can have on education in, for example, Chinese universities. Yes, personal instruction is vital. But to have a course in English from another university — or several courses from several universities cherry picked for a specific course by team leaders — is a totally new direction in education.
For example, in “PPS.tv,” students describe China’s online video distribution market and the challenges for a China-based online video provider startup as it prepares a growth and exit strategy.
Now the writer has to find a way to download them on to his iPod Touch.
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