Students for Open and Universal Learning

SOUL (students for open and universal learning) is an organization that works to accelerate, experiment with, and build a stronger culture of open education at institutions of higher education, starting with MIT. We want to live in a world where anyone can learn anything from anywhere for free or at a low-cost. To that end, our main goal in the short term is to open source learning materials from as many college courses as possible in a way that makes those courses “realistically learnable”.

To see the course materials we’ve curated so far, look at the courses tab. For a more detailed explanation of what we are doing and why, read our manifesto.

If you are an educator and are open to putting your teaching materials online, we would love to help make the process very easy for you – email us at and we can have a short call to get started.

Note that while we collaborate closely with MIT Open Learning, we are a separate entity from MIT OpenCourseWare. SOUL currently operates under the fiscal sponsorship of The Hack Foundation (d.b.a. Hack Club), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 81-2908499) and additionally as a student club at MIT.

Source code.

See here for sharing, contribution, and translation guidelines.