Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fwd: Science Policy Bootcamp, The Memoir, and Introducing OCW Scholar

"The difference between one and more than one is all the difference in the world.  Indeed, it is the world."
--Ursula LeGuin

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Date: January 20, 2011 4:17:05 PM EST
Subject: Science Policy Bootcamp, The Memoir, and Introducing OCW Scholar

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New Courses

Introducing OCW Scholar - New Course Materials for Independent Learners

OCW is pleased to announce - OCW Scholar - new courses designed for independent learners to gain proficiency in introductory college-level science, mathematics, technology and other foundational subjects.

The courses are arranged in logical sequences and include a number of resources such as lecture videos, detailed course notes, self-assessment tools, help and homework videos, and solutions to exams and sample problems.

OCW Scholar courses are also supported by OCW's pilot program with OpenStudy, which encourages fellow learners to collaborate and turn to each other for questions, answers and discussions.

The first five courses in the OCW Scholar series are:

We would love to hear what you think of these courses. Please send your feedback to:

> Find out more about these courses

Highlights for High School

To help celebrate MIT's sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary, the MIT Museum has collected quite a few objects and stories that highlight the Institute's history and innovation.

One of the objects on display is the wrecking ball professor Walter Lewin has used in his classes to illustrate various laws of physics.

See how he risks his life to explain the conservation of mechanical energy in the work, energy, power section of Highlights for High School.

> See more video demonstrations

Views from Supporters

MIT OpenCourseWare supporter"I have decided to invest in MIT OCW as I think it's a beautiful and powerful concept. I have spent hundreds of hours learning learning neuroanatomy from Prof. Gerry Schneider's classes. As neuroscience is my own research area these courses have been invaluable to me. At this point, I've been become addicted to MIT OCW and have moved onto other subjects outside my primary research area, including genetics, computer programming and sociobiology. I am happy to be able to donate to the MIT OCW project, and I hope that it will continue to grow and receive the goodwill it deserves from the wider community."
-Laurence, Student, Ireland

> Read more

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