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.
One advantage to using the MIT Open Learning Library (OLL) is that, by creating a free account, you will be able to keep track of your progress as you work your way through a course and to see the answers you’ve submitted to problems within the course – just as you can with MITx on edX courses. However, Open Learning Library does not include discussion forums, certificates, or the ability to transfer your progress to MITx on edX.
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.
You can think of OCW, MITx, and Open Learning Library along a spectrum of learning scenarios, in which MIT content is presented in different formats to meet different user needs.