Monday, October 31, 2005

MIT Open Course Ware Project

MIT Open Course Ware is described on this site as "a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world." The project's stated goals are to:

  • Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the "opencourseware" concept.

Per the mission statement:

"The vision of the MIT faculty who first developed the OCW concept at MIT was that one day, there would exist a vast network of universities around the world offering open access to high-quality educational materials in a variety of different disciplines, in a variety of different languages, creating a global Web of knowledge that will improve education around the world. So MIT is very pleased to be joined by other institutions around the globe in openly sharing educational materials as it helps us fulfill the second part of the OCW mission -- to extend the "opencourseware" concept to other leading universities. The collective body of high-quality educational materials made available by these institutions provides a remarkable free and open network of resources for educators, students, and self-learners everywhere."

Here is a list of other Opencourseware Projects.

2 comments:

J Tzanis said...

Thanks, this is a great resource!

Mike said...

Also reminds me that I just read that Google is throwing its weight and money behind the upgrade of OpenOffice.org's suite of applications. Hmmm...looks like things are heating up between then and Microsoft.