I have been interested in going back to school for some time now, but have been stuck weighing the benefits against additional student debt. I was curious to determine how much of the curriculum could be accomplished through open courses and self-directed learning.
I took the EE/CS curriculum, and cross referenced MIT’s OpenCourseWare to identify those courses with audio lectures available online.
The following was taken from MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Curriculum (90 units in total). In general it appears as though some lower level classes are available — but not nearly enough. Any links in the Video/Audio/Materials column indicate that course’s are available online and on-demand in some capacity.
EDIT: If you have gotten this far, check out the MIT CHallenge