In 2003, MIT launched a website offering 500 MIT courses for free. Ten years later, MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) includes materials from more than 2,180 courses across all of the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
Among the millions of people worldwide who have accessed OCW material is Daryle Cardone, a US naval aviator and commanding officer of a squadron known as the Bluetails. A music major in college, Cardone had to work hard to understand the technical courses required in flight school.
Cardone recently considered applying for the Navy’s Aviation Nuclear Power Program but worried about the prerequisites. Then, he discovered OCW and realized it was the key to advancing his career path.
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MIT continues to innovate the online educational landscape. In collaboration with OpenCourseWare staff, the Institute recently began offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) through its edX platform.