MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free, open and web-based publication of MIT course content.
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Start MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT OpenCourseWare is online, or Internet-based. It can be started using a web browser and Internet connection:
Search MIT OpenCourseWare
There is a search box accessible from all MIT OpenCourseWare pages. More advanced search is available at:
This also includes search through the transcripts of video lectures for those video lectures where transcripts have been prepared.
The left sidebar on the main page offers links to view lists of all courses, view lists of popular courses, view lists of courses with audio/video. It also offers options for browsing course lists by subject.
More about MIT OCW for users
- A site overview: Gives a description on navigating the OCW site.
- Getting started: A page giving information on how to get started with MIT OpenCourseWare.
- FAQ on getting started
- FAQ on using OCW materials
- FAQ on Intellectual Property
- FAQ on Technology
- FAQ on Highlights for High School
- Cite/attribute content
- Technical requirements
MIT OpenCourseWare as a free resource
All content on MIT OpenCourseWare can be accessed for free (i.e., there are no access or subscription fees).
Copyright and reuse
Unless otherwise specified, all content in MIT OpenCourseWare is considered released under the CC-by-NC-SA license (read license here). This license allows free reuse and remixing, as long as all derivative works are also released under a compatible license.
The original copyright is retained largely by the faculty, though in some cases, copyright is retained by MIT. All uses beyond the scope of the license require permission from the copyright holders.