MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content – lecture notes, exams, videos, etc. It’s not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative but it is a publication of the course materials. Which works well for someone like me who has no practical use for things like the Essentials of Geophysics but finds it wonderfully fascinating and know-worthy all the same.
I’ve sat about 30 of these over the past year – working my way through everything from String Theory to Tolstoy. I have absolutely no plans to touch the mathematics modules. At all. (Have always loved physics. Have always hated pure maths.)
Christmas could not excite me more than the content for literature and writing.
The MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies gives students the opportunity to learn the techniques, forms, and traditions of several kinds of writing, from basic expository prose to more advanced forms of non-fictional prose, fiction and poetry, science writing, scientific and technical communication and digital media.