Two important online education organizations, University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Online Learning Consortium (OLC), recently sent a joint letter to members of congress serving on two education committees regarding misconceptions about the quality of online education expressed in recent public statements. While the letter focuses on complete courses offered by universities and colleges, […]
As the 2013-24 Consortium president, I am particularly pleased to announce that Dr. Martha Kanter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and former U.S. Under Secretary of Education is the recipient of the OpenCourseWare Consortium’s President’s award for her commitment to access and […]
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 […]
Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Oladele (Dele) Ogunseitan, has been a long time supporter of UCI’s OpenCourseWare program. Last year, he was the recipient of the OpenCourseWare Leadership Excellence (ACE) Award for his effort in raising the profile of UCI’s free and open education site. Professor Ogunseitan agreed to […]
Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan, UCI’s professor of public health and founding Chair of the department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the is a recipient of the OpenCourseWare Leadership Excellence (ACE) Award, given by OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW Consortium). Ogunseitan received the prestigious Leadership ACE award in recognition of his role in raising the profile of […]
The National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) awarded the UCI OpenCourseWare project, naming Gary Matkin, Dean of Extension, Summer Session and Distance Learning, and Larry Cooperman (wait – that’s me) as recipients of their 2011 Innovation Award. NUTN is a well-known university-based organization dedicated to the support of distance learning. With the NUTN award, Dean Matkin […]
Dean of Continuing Education and Distance Learning Gary Matkin speaks with Education-Portal.com about the OpenCourseWare project. Click here to read it.
The recent UCI OpenCourseWare forum on Open Textbooks was a success from several points of view – attendance, substantive discussion, and, hopefully, a new impetus toward authoring and adoption. Eric Frank, President of FlatWorld Knowledge, a for-profit open text publisher, described a business model where authors do better by the fourth quarter of sales and […]
Can open licensing of textbooks transform authoring, customization and student usage? Can it change the textbook publishing industry itself? These questions will be examined at our Open Textbook Forum on 1/26 at 4pm in AIRB-1030. And it is timely. See this NYTimes article. And don’t forget to register for the onsite or webcast forum: http://ocw.uci.edu/info/event.aspx.
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 […]