It is my personal belief that education (including higher education) should be free — or at least heavily subsidized. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in many parts of the world, where people pay exorbitant sums for university studies. But no matter where you are, there’s no excuse for not learning science.
With MIT’s Open CourseWare (OCW) or websites like Coursera or EdX (and many others) you can learn everything from programming to biology and from advanced literature to physics – for free. MIT now celebrates 15 years of free and open publishing of courseware. OCW now provides access to the educational materials of more than 2,300 MIT courses.