MIT To Put Its Entire Curriculum Online Free Of Charge
6:47 pm EDT, Mar 14, 2007
On Tuesday, school officials revealed plans to make available the university's entire 1,800-course curriculum by year's end. Currently, some 1.5 million online independent learners log on the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) site every month and more than 120 universities around the world have inaugurated their own sites for independent learners. MIT has more than 1,500 course curriculums available online to date.
This video makes fun of modern newbie computer users. It's from a show called Oystein & Meg (Oystein & I) produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting television channel (NRK) in 2001. The spoken language is Norwegian
"The connections people made here I'm sure will lead to people doing interesting things in collaboration," said Dyson, who writes Release 1.0 for CNET, the publisher of News.com. "But we're not coming together to promulgate a standard. We're trying to get a common vocabulary, a common understanding."
And in the end, that's what the event's organizers were really after.
"I feel that people came and engaged, and that part of it was extremeley successful," said Bridget Agabra, the Metaverse Roadmap's project manager. "Now the hard work begins again. But this is fun because it's content and ideas...When you see the magic (participants) were doing, the magic they were making with their minds, that was brain food for me."
Or "What My Metaverse Raodmap Partner Does in Austin"
RealFrogger enables users to navigate traffic on a busy artery such as Austin's 6th Street without recourse to dodging speeding vehicles oneself. Instead, the traffic is avoided by a Bluetooth-enabled Roomba, controlled via a PC cradled safely in the arms of a user on the sidewalk.
Also on CNet today: http://news.com.com/Roomba+takes+Frogger+to+the+asphalt+jungle/2100-1043_3-6049922.html?tag=st.txt.caro
The MVR is a comprehensive 10-year technology forecast and visioning survey of 3D Web technologies, markets, and applications (see ASF's technology roadmapping page). This includes the convergence of networked video games (ex: Xbox Live), virtual worlds (ex: Second Life), massively multi-player games (ex: World of Warcraft), 3D animation (ex: Massive Software), 3D creation tools (ex: 3ds Max), 3D prototyping and fabrication (ex: Fab Lab), artificial life (ex: Darwin@Home), digital maps of our planet (ex: Google Earth), and the underlying trends in hardware, software, connectivity, business innovation and user adoption that will drive their transformation and development in the coming decade.
Designed as a "living forecast," the MVR aims to be regularly updated by an expert community of interest in a range of technology, business, policy, and social science domains. The process kicks off with an invitational Metaverse Roadmap Summit at SRI in spring 2006.
I have just joined the driven team at Acceleration Studies Foundation (Accelerating.org, the people behind Accelerating Change conferences) as Project Manager for the MVR. Using my background in non-profit governance, business and extensive game research network, I am working with them to bring everything together for this important creation. Website with more info will be up in a few weeks, email me if you have questions, comments, suggestions, recommendations before then.
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The huge influx of cash at the turn of the millennium led to the whole Web being built in the image of the Bay area. The website patterns that started there and - just by coincidence - happened to scale to other environments, those were the ones that survived.