Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
I like seeing the open source concept made popular by hackers applied in this way by an Ivy League institution. It’s democratic, which is good for the community. It’s also a subtle form of “tryvertising” for high school students considering Yale, which is good for Yale and its prospects.