Bonus points to anyone who can describe the historical (and musical) context of this post’s title.
Last night I enrolled in a Stanford University computer course. In about 1 minute flat. For free.
These are complete undergraduate courses from top faculty at our finest universities. All free. With instant registration (and acceptance) just by entering my name and email address. With practically no limitations of time and place.
These courses are offered through Coursera, whose mission statement includes these nice words:
We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We currently host courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. We are changing the face of education globally, and we invite you to join us.
The Open Education movement is growing up nicely.