Friday, September 22, 2006

I so totally don't get...

why our nation‘s land-grant universities with their democratic mandate for openness, accessibility, and service to people... are allowing our private sector universities to lead the way on the open-content/open-access/open-learning movement. Where is the leadership? (MIT and Utah State excepted.) We are missing the biggest chance we have had in decades to regain our status as the “people‘s university”.

Yale University to post courses on Web for free

Yale University said on Wednesday it will offer digital videos of some courses on the Internet for free, along with transcripts in several languages, in an effort to make the elite private school more accessible.

While Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and others already offer course material online without charge, Yale is the first to focus on free video lectures, the New Haven, Connecticut-based school said.

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