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MIT Open Courseware

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Unlocking Knowledge,
Empowering Minds.

Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

What is MIT OpenCourseWare?

MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

  • OCW is not an MIT education.
  • OCW does not grant degrees or certificates.
  • OCW does not provide access to MIT faculty.
  • Materials may not reflect entire content of the course.

How do I register to use MIT OpenCourseWare?

There is no registration or enrollment process because OCW is not a credit-bearing or degree-granting initiative.

Can I get a certificate?

No. MIT OpenCourseWare is a publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education; it is not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative. However, you should work through the materials at your own pace, and in whatever manner you desire.

How do I find what courses are available? How do I search your site?

A site overview is available for MIT OpenCourseWare. You can also browse courses by department or use the advanced search to locate a specific course or topic.

High school students and educators should check out Highlights for High School.

What it takes to support this work

Each course we publish requires an investment of $10,000 to $15,000 to compile course materials from faculty, ensure proper licensing for open sharing, and format materials for global distribution. Courses with video content cost about twice as much, but your feedback about the significant value of these video materials helps to justify the cost. Learn more.

To learn more about OCW, we encourage you to:

Take a tour of the site
Read more about our history
Read more frequently asked questions

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Coursera

About Coursera


We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

– For those who want to know Coursea is endorsed by 33 prominent universities, a list can be found at the end of the article –

Our Courses

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you’ll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you’ve really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

Contact Us

Please visit our Contact Us page to learn about the different ways you can reach us.

Categories

  • Biology & Life Sciences
  • Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Vision
  • Computer Science: Systems, Security, Networking
  • Economics & Finance
  • Electrical and Materials Engineering
  • Health and Society & Medical Ethics
  • Information, Technology, and Design
  • Medicine
  • Physical & Earth Sciences
  • Statistics, Data Analysis, and Scientific Computing
  • Business & Management
  • Computer Science: Programming & Software Engineering
  • Computer Science: Theory
  • Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music, Film, and Audio Engineering
  • Social Sciences

33 universities have partnered up with Coursera

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of London International Programmes
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wesleyan University

Khan Academy

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.


The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.


All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

How it works for students


Students can make use of our extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

Complete custom self-paced learning tool
A dynamic system for getting help
A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Coaches, parents, and teachers


Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

Ability to see any student in detail
A real-time class report for all students
Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions

Over 3400 videos


videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
3400+ VideosOur library of
“I teach the way that I wish I was taught. The lectures are coming from me, an actual human being who is fascinated by the world around him.”
—Sal

A world of skills to practice, with help along the way


Practice math at your own pace with our adaptive assessment environment. You can start at 1+1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.
A World of SkillsOur library of
Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.

Your stats, instantly


Every time you work on a problem or watch a video, the Khan Academy remembers what you’ve learned and where you’re spending your time. We keep all of this data private but expose powerful statistics to each user and their coaches. You get at-a-glance information about everything you’ve been learning and whether or not you’ve been hitting your goals.
See Stats InstantlyOur library of
You can drill all the way down from a bird’s-eye view of your profile into each and every skill practice problem that you’ve ever worked on. You’ll see real, hard data about your increasing mastery of math.

A map of knowledge


The knowledge map shows all of our challenges, skills, and concepts. You can zoom in and out and pan around all the different skills and challenges, just like on a normal map. You can start working anywhere on the map, and the Khan Academy will suggest the best skills for you to work on. We’ll even remind you when you need a review.
A Tree Of Knowledge
As you zoom out of the knowledge map, you’ll find our challenges, which combine the concepts from multiple smaller skills. Zooming all the way out of the map and completing all of our challenges is a sign of math mastery.

We’re constantly adding new skills to be discovered.

Your classroom data…finally


Teachers and coaches can access all of their students’ data. You can get a summary of class performance as a whole or dive into a particular student’s profile to figure out exactly which topics are problematic. The class profile lets coaches glance at their dashboard and quickly figure out how to best spend their time teaching.
Classroom Data
We’ve put a lot of energy into making sure that the Khan Academy empowers teachers by giving them access to the data they should’ve had for years. You’ll know instantly if a student is struggling in multiplying fractions…or if she hit a streak and is now far ahead of the class.

Badges worth bragging about

We’re full of game mechanics. As soon as you log in, you’ll start earning badges and points for learning. The more you challenge yourself, the more bragging rights you’ll get.
Badges Worth Bragging About
We’ve heard of students spending hour after hour watching physics videos and 5th graders relentlessly tackling college-level math to earn Khan Academy badges. Some of the smaller badges are very easy, but the most legendary badges might require years of work.

The academy can be found online here.