The MIT shares its courses for free

I want to introduce you to the MIT Open Courseware or OCW.

This is a website where the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has made available for free and for everyone the materials used in the teaching of almost all of its subjects.


In their own words:

“The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.

Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering

You don’t even need to register or enrol in any way, just choose the course you want.

The only drawbacks are that no grades or credits are offered and you cannot have a direct contact with the MIT staff.

Right now there are more than 2,100 courses on OCW and are distributed in the following topics:

And each of these topics is divided in several sub-topics and specialties.


Each course offers a syllabus, lecture notes, a reading list, a calendar and learning activities such as assignments, exams or quizzes.

I hope you find some OCW course interesting and start learning from one of the best universities of the world at your own pace, and without its enormous normal cost.

Personally, I am following the  6.00SC course, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, and I am really enjoying it and learning a lot.

There are many others MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) also pretty good, that I will cover in future posts.

This post was written more than 6 months ago, maybe things have changed or I don't think the same way anymore