Take a Harvard law course online, for free

This is pretty cool. Harvard Law is offering all the course lecture videos and notes for Cyberone: Law in the Court of Public Opinion online for anyone to access. It’s the best kind of college class – interesting material with no tests to take (I’ve long contended that being tested inhibits the learning experience, but that’s a subject for another post).

It’s exciting in a way because it hints at the future “democratization” of education. While I don’t expect Harvard to start handing out any more diplomas than they do now, the open sourcing of courses and lectures can still have far reaching effects. I look forward to the day that this is the norm for every course from every college.

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