The MIT Open Learning Library is home to selected educational content from MIT OpenCourseWare and MITx courses, available for free to anyone in the world at any time.
How MIT Open Learning Library Differs from MIT OpenCourseWare and MITx on edX
You can think of OCW, MITx, and Open Learning Library along a spectrum of learning scenarios, presenting content in different formats to meet different learner needs.
MIT is committed to sharing learning materials with the world. The Open Learning Library provides additional opportunities to learn from MIT at your own pace, engaging with interactive problems and receiving instant feedback.
Interactive Assessments and Progress Tracking
You can view and use all Open Learning Library materials without enrolling (learn more here).
If you want to track your progress through a course, create a free Open Learning Library account, and then enroll in the course. The learning experience will be similar to MITx courses running on edX and MITx Online platforms. However, Open Learning Library does not include discussion forums, certificates, or the ability to transfer your progress to an active MITx course.
Open Learning Library resources designated as OCW content are free to download, remix, and reuse for non-commercial purposes. Resources designated as MITx content have varying licenses: some are All Rights Reserved, others Creative Commons, and some have mixed licenses. You will see the license type indicated on the About Pages.