The OpenCourseWare Consortium, with 300 institutional and organizational members, is joining edX to offer open educational resources of its members to the world in MOOC format. OCW Consortium members have collectively produced over 20,000 courses, all licensed for re-use and modification. The partnership with edX will develop these resources into openly licensed MOOCs, which will […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uWHMdMC8HQ[/youtube] “The Internet and the Future of Higher Education” was presented at TEDX Medellin on June 16, 2011. This talk argues that OpenCourseWare is a response the demand for higher education on an international scale. Just as distance education extended the reach of higher education to millions, open education has the promise of shattering social and […]
Dean of Continuing Education and Distance Learning Gary Matkin speaks with Education-Portal.com about the OpenCourseWare project. Click here to read it.
Today’s NY Times article, “$200 Textbook vs. Free. You Do the Math.” shows just a few of the growing number of open-license textbook projects. We are sponsoring a talk by one of those mentioned, Flat World Knowledge, in October. In the article, Eric Frank says that even though his company’s textbook’s are offered for free […]
This summer, we’ve retooled our website. Across the top line of tabs, you’ll now see “collections” and “lectures” in addition to courses and (course) materials. We have begun to arrange some of the growing sets of courses, lectures and materials into obvious buckets, such as “Sustainability.” This collection includes a list of courses and lectures […]