By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press
MONTREAL – One Quebec student group says that with tuition hikes officially off the table, it will now champion the idea of free education.
The new Parti Quebecois government scrapped a controversial increase in post-secondary tuition fees this week and a hardline student group is now turning to free education as its long-term goal.
CLASSE, which speaks for 100,000 Quebec students, says free education is entirely achievable and used a march attended by several hundred people on Saturday to highlight the issue.
“Our struggle for accessibility to higher education is not yet over,” said Jeremie Bedard-Wien, a spokesman for CLASSE. Read more…
thenewboston.org says “An education should be free for everyone who desires one. It should not be a business.”
I’ve been looking for a quality computer training site for openlearninghome and I’ve finally found it. thenewboston.org has everything I’ve been looking for. Lots of programming videos taught without a lot of technical jargon, that’s both fun and easy. For more information, please click this link.
The more research I do on free online education, the more I see that it is a movement that is gaining speed and momentum. Here is a great site I just stumbled upon. This is what Code Academy says about itself:
Learn to code
Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It’s interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
To learn more, click here.
I’ve been thinking and thinking about how to make learning computer programming easier, and fortunately, I stumbled onto this site where he’s already solved the problem. This would be a perfect model for Open Learning Home where the students will create additional learning materials from the MIT OpenCourseWare classes. At the core of Open Learning Home is the sharing of ideas between students. I think this really is the future of the education system.
For more information on the Khan Academy click here.
The short answer: YES!
This is what MIT OpenCourseWare has to say on the subject. If you’d like to read more click here.
What are the requirements of use for MIT OpenCourseWare?
The underlying premise and purpose of MIT OpenCourseWare is to make course materials used in MIT courses freely and openly available to others for non-commercial educational purposes. Through MIT OpenCourseWare, MIT grants the right to anyone to use the materials, either “as is,” or in a modified form. There is no restriction on how a user can modify the materials for the user’s purpose. Materials may be edited, translated, combined with someone else’s materials, reformatted, or changed in any other way. However, there are three requirements that an MIT OpenCourseWare user must meet to use the materials:
- Non-commercial: Use of MIT OpenCourseWare materials is open to all except for profit-making entities who charge a fee for access to educational materials. Read more…
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. Read more…
Keeping with the founders of the modern computer landscape, view this insanely awesome documentary about Steve Jobs. Interesting bit of trivia: my birthday is on the same day as Steve Jobs, February 24th.