Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sit in on Michigan State Egyptian archaeology class, for free

Interested in Egyptian archaeology? This summer, you can virtually sit in on a Michigan State University class taught by professor Ethan Watrall. He set the online class up to be completely open access—the public will be able to view and use all course materials. Open access classes aren't new, but they are awesome, inspired by a belief that knowledge ought to be free, particularly knowledge from public institutions. Instead, the idea is that the schools should sell certification and credentials, while allowing the public to benefit from better access to information.

(Via Boing Boing

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt at Amazon

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