MIT Crosslinks and OCW

If you're learning about foundational STEM topics, you may want to explore MIT Crosslinks as a guide to OCW and other open educational resources.

 

A sample image showing a topic listing for Discontinuity on the Crosslinks website.

MIT Crosslinks describes how STEM topics are introduced, developed and applied across select MIT undergraduate courses. While only the MIT community may create and edit this crowdsourced content, the results are open to the world.

Each Crosslinks topic, like the example to the right, starts with a brief definition. That's followed by links to content which MIT students recommend to each other – and to you – to help learn about the topic.

To highlight the interconnections among topics, the links are grouped into five "facets of learning":

  • Prepare: prerequisite topics for review
  • Learn: material to help you learn about the topic
  • Relate: other topics which are closely related
  • Advance: next topics after this one
  • Apply: resources that describe how the topic is used in real life

Along with many specific OCW files, such as notes, videos, problems and solutions, you'll find content from Wikipedia, Wolfram, Khan Academy, YouTube, and many other universities.

Get Started With Crosslinks

Here are two ways to get started using Crosslinks:

  1. On the OCW versions of subjects that have been "crosslinked," near the bottom of the course Home Page, you'll find a link out to the Crosslinks list of topics associated with that course.
  2. On the Crosslinks website, browse their list of All Topics, which is organized by MIT subject number. Or search for a topic of interest, and begin exploring its links.

Please try it out and send us your feedback.


OCW Courses Represented in Crosslinks by Department

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Course # Course Title Level
16.06 Principles of Automatic Control Undergraduate
16.30 Feedback Control Systems (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
16.30 Estimation and Control of Aerospace Systems Undergraduate
16.90 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate
16.31 Feedback Control Systems (Fall 2010) Graduate

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Biology

Course # Course Title Level
7.013 Introductory Biology (Spring 2013) Undergraduate
7.013 Introductory Biology (Spring 2006) Undergraduate

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Chemistry

Course # Course Title Level
5.111 Principles of Chemical Science Undergraduate

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Course # Course Title Level
6.01SC Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I Undergraduate
6.002 Circuits and Electronics Undergraduate
6.003 Signals and Systems Undergraduate
6.005 Software Construction Undergraduate
6.005 Elements of Software Construction Undergraduate
6.006 Introduction to Algorithms (Fall 2011) Undergraduate
6.006 Introduction to Algorithms (Spring 2008) Undergraduate
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (Spring 2006) Undergraduate
6.041SC Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (Fall 2013) Undergraduate
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (Spring 2015) Undergraduate
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (Fall 2005) Undergraduate
6.431 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (Fall 2010) Graduate
6.431 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (Spring 2006) Graduate

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Experimental Study Group

Course # Course Title Level
ES.801X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus Undergraduate
ES.802X Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism with an Experimental Focus Undergraduate

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Mathematics

Course # Course Title Level
18.01SC Single Variable Calculus (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
18.01 Single Variable Calculus (Fall 2006) Undergraduate
18.01 Single Variable Calculus (Fall 2005) Undergraduate
18.02SC Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
18.02 Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2007) Undergraduate
18.02 Multivariable Calculus (Spring 2006) Undergraduate
18.03SC Differential Equations (Fall 2011) Undergraduate
18.03 Differential Equations (Spring 2010) Undergraduate
18.06SC Linear Algebra (Fall 2011) Undergraduate
18.06 Linear Algebra (Spring 2010) Undergraduate
18.062J Mathematics for Computer Science (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
18.062J Mathematics for Computer Science (Fall 2005) Undergraduate
18.062J Mathematics for Computer Science (Spring 2015) Undergraduate
18.100A Introduction to Analysis Undergraduate
18.100B Analysis I Undergraduate
18.100C Real Analysis Undergraduate

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Physics

Course # Course Title Level
8.01 Physics I (Fall 2003) Undergraduate
8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics Undergraduate
8.01T Physics I (Fall 2004) Undergraduate
8.01X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus Undergraduate
8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism Undergraduate
8.02T Electricity and Magnetism Undergraduate
8.02X Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism with an Experimental Focus Undergraduate

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