They’ve been available for some time now, and I bet for all the autodidacts out there they’re nothing new, but I just have to share the MIT Free Online Course Materials because they really are a marvellous thing. When an institution of higher learning of this caliber chooses to make it’s coursework materials open to the public they are saying something important about a whole bunch of things: access to information, open sourceware, education, and so on. And what MIT is saying is something really positive. I’m busily downloading resources from them to peruse at leisure when I’m finished my courses for this term. I shall soon be a superboffin and then Professor Spurrett and Mr Meadon won’t seem quite so intimidatingly clever (evil laughter here).