MIT has gotten a lot of press for their initiative to release course materials for all of their courses. The Berklee College of Music looks to be following in MIT’s footsteps with Berklee Shares: free music lessons, mp3, quicktime and pdf files download. This looks like a great site and a great initiative. As a musician (albeit one with very little time on his hands), I would love to read and hear what some of the Berklee folks are teaching.
As with MIT’s courseware, just being able to follow the Berklee lessons is not the same as a person-to-person Berklee education. But, they’re opening up knowledge to a much broader audience.