Tuesday, August 02, 2005


I knew of the MIT Open Courseware, and have actually looked up a few of them for materials that I can use in my own courses.

Today, I learnt, through Inside Higher Ed, another such initiative called Connexions at Rice University. This one goes beyond Open Courseware, however. Here, people can contribute their own course materials for others to use; in other words, it is a little like open sourcing of class notes!

Connexions has quite a bit of music-related stuff, as well as the usual culprits: computer science and electrical engineering. It also has courses on logic, general chemistry, signal processing, bioinformatics, sound reasoning (which, contrary to what you might expect, is actually a course on music apprciation), world history, teaching methods, ...