Free the Curriculum!

A prediction at Larry Lessig’s blog that a complete curriculum in English from Kindergarten through the University level will exist for free by 2040. “In the long run, it will be very difficult for proprietary textbook publishers to compete with freely licensed alternatives. An open project with dozens of professors adapting and refining a textbook on a particular subject will be a very difficult thing for a proprietary publisher to compete with. The point is: there are a huge number of people who are qualified to write these books, and the tools are being created to leave them to do that.”

Here here! On this topic, I am of course familiar with the fabulous MIT OpenCourseWare, but does anyone else know of other “open source” educational resources/courses/curricula designed for self-learners?

One Response to Free the Curriculum!

  1. Brad Feld says:

    .LRN (link to dotlrn.org) is the platform of choice for this stuff. There are lots of schools using it – I’m not sure how much of the curriculum is open sources but it’s worth poking around as a starting point.

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