Indian institutes of technology (IITs) have agreed to a proposal by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to join their OpenCourseWare community. This move will enable MIT students to access classroom content of the IITs online at the click of a mouse, reports The Times of India.
This is not the only way by which IITs are opening their doors to the world: lectures from IIT classrooms will soon be available on Apple's multimedia platform iTunes. YouTube already has a separate channel for IIT courses.
When MIT first invited IITs to join the OpenCourseWare community in 2007, the Indian institutions felt their initiatives were too young to join the world of open source learning. But four years on, the IITs feel they have caught up with the other members of the open source community.
Full report on The Times of India site
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