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Watch MIT’s top 5 lectures of all time

MIT OpenCourseWare shares free videos of MIT courses with millions of learners worldwide

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For over 20 years, MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) has freely shared knowledge with learners and educators around the world by publishing MIT course materials online. Today, over 2,500 MIT courses are available on the NextGen OCW platform with video lectures posted to OCW’s YouTube channel.

In celebration of OCW reaching 4 million subscribers on YouTube, we wanted to share the top 5 most-viewed videos of all time, collectively reaching 41.5 million views at the time of this publication. Through open education resources like these, OCW is unlocking knowledge and empowering minds.

Lecture: How to Speak
Instructor: Patrick Winston
View the complete course: MIT IAP 2018 How to Speak

Lecture: Introduction to the Human Brain
Instructor: Nancy Kanwisher
View the complete course: MIT 9.13 The Human Brain

Lecture: Financial Terms and Concepts
Instructors: Peter Kempthorne, Choongbum Lee, Vasily Strela, Jake Xia
View the complete course: MIT 18.S096 Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance

Lecture: What is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables
Instructors: Eric Grimson, John Guttag
View the complete course: MIT 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Lecture: Introduction to Blockchain and Money
Instructor: Gary Gensler
View the complete course: MIT 15.S12 Blockchain and Money



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