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. Note that while we collaborate closely with MIT Open Learning, we are a separate entity from MIT OpenCourseWare. We currently operate as a student club at MIT.

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 and we can have a short call to get started.

If you want to get involved in any capacity or talk about anything, please email us at – we’d love to talk to you!

Source code.

See here for sharing, contribution, and translation guidelines.