BBC News: Free net learning attracts clicks
A site by Massachusetts Institute of Technology offering its courses online has had more than 100 million hits since its launch a year ago. By the end of this month, MIT plans to have 500 courses online.
The project, called OpenCourseWare (OCW), does not offer online classes or qualifications. Instead it is considered a study aid, with thousands of pages of information on subjects such as chemical engineering and planetary sciences.
We had an e-mail from a student in Vietnam is who is teaching himself software programming using OCW and he has built a program to reschedule the buses in Ho Chi Minh city.
MIT hopes that its work will serve as a model of how technology can be used to make information that was once the preserve of just a privileged few available to all.