As the OpenCourseware
Movement has shown us, courses are becoming a commodity.
In chapter 3, Walsh emphasizes that MIT's OpenCourseWare
(OCW) initiative did just that; as a result, this initiative set the standard for open-access online course materials, and it remains the best known and best funded to this day.
The launching of the MIT OpenCourseWare
marks an historic event for education in the Kingdom as Alfaisal University's College of Engineering pioneered the way, being the first educational institution to host MIT OpenCourseWare
materials in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region," said Dr.
For example, the OpenCourseWare
Consortium consists of over 150 member institutions all over the world.
Nowhere is this seeming public good more pronounced than in the so-called global classroom: the free Web lectures offered by such institutions as Yale, with its OpenYaleCourses, and the pioneering MIT, with its OpenCourseWare
, which provide videotaped professors lecturing a full complement of classes for a course, sometimes to an room full of actual students and sometimes directly to the camera.
Via the OpenCourseWare
project, MIT and its faculty make teaching materials for virtually all courses available for free on the Internet, though with some license restrictions designed to preserve their commons character.
The site is an extension of MIT's OpenCourseWare
initiative, launched in 2001 with the aim of providing free public access to the university's courses and curricula via the Internet.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's pioneering OpenCourseWare
program, which was launched in 2003, posts the syllabi and class notes for >1500 courses online for anyone who wants them.
Novell, Salt Lake City, has joined the OpenCourseWare
Consortium, a global initiative of higher education institutions designed to create open educational content using a shared model.
I RECENTLY HAD THE GREAT FORTUNE OF VIEWING AN ONLINE MIT OpenCourseWare
presentation of a talk given by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Thomas L.
More significantly, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken the bold step of releasing their course notes online under a different Creative Commons Licence as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare
More than half of all people using OpenCourseWare
are not North Americans, and many hail from rural villages where access to education is limited.