Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 217.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 09:23:22 +0100
From: "M. Zurat" <email@example.com>
Subject: MIT Open Course Ware
This may be of interest to some of you. As some of you all may know
September marks the official launch of the MIT "OpenCourseWare" a free,
open, publication of MIT Course Materials.
All the courses available at this time are available at:
Being an undergraduate student in the USA, myself, what I thought was
interesting was the striking similarities between my course work and those
posted at MIT. I'm not sure if that means the academe, especially that of
Cognitive Science is becoming dogmatized or developing a cohesive core? I
fear as a student that while more Universities make their course materials
freely available online that there maybe more homogeny in the curriculum.
Especially here in the States it seems that university administrations often
pressure departments into the "follow the leader mentality" in their race to
raise admission statistics and funds. Any thoughts?
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