In response to kaz.blogs.com "Knowledge and Wisdom I Seek"
Welcome to the "democratization" of knowledge. I was at the MIT Open Courseware site few months back when it was launched, only to find out that it is still a great challenge to codify all the tacit knowledge there is, much more to diffuse knowledge using this single mode of knowledge transfer, and ignore the other modes of knowledge transfer processes.
My reason? I firmly subscribe to the idea that the four knowledge transfer processes of Nonaka & Takeuchi (my two respected knowledge management gurus of whom some American knowledge management literatures love to critic or even ignore to cetain extent); externalization, socialization, combination, and internalization; has to be in harmony for the transfer and diffusion of knowledge to take place effectively and efficiently. Although, they imply that these processes facilitate the creation of knowledge creating company; firms are just like human beings, they are dynamic, they learn, they adapt, and they go through that selectivity process.
Therefore, although the site offers the externalization process, or shall I say codification, the process of socialization and others lack thereof. Although the materials are useful, it would be impossible to escalate them to the wisdom level without those other transfer processes taking place.
Therefore, it is no wonder that the best undergraduate programs in the world require four years, and that I simply can't buy the idea of 3+0 programs, of which I believe is a disgrace and humiliation to the sanctity and virtue of knowledge.