Speaking of Walter Lewin, here’s another way to enjoy the experience. Professor Lewin’s classic lectures have been folded into an upcoming MITx course that starts this fall, 8.01x Classical Mechanics. MIT News covers the announcement:
New MITx online physics course combines latest in learning technology with classic videosMOOC pairs cutting-edge online assessments with legendary lectures and demonstrations by MIT professor Walter Lewin.Much attention is given to the automated assessments that play a key role in allowing massive open online courses (MOOCs) to scale, and rightly so, as these tools permit hundreds of thousands of learners to receive an unprecedented level of feedback on their work. A new MIT MOOC starting Sept. 9 — 8.01x Classical Mechanics — combines these cutting-edge assessments with lectures that have an unmatched pedigree in digital learning history.
“With this course, we are creating a whole new experience for the millions who have enjoyed my lectures,” says Walter Lewin, professor in the Department of Physics. “Where before they got only the experience of sitting in the classroom and watching, now they can really test how well they understand the concepts. They can communicate with other students and even get occasional help from the course team.” Read more.