Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106519
Title:
"OpenCourseWare: An 'MIT Thing'?"
Author:
Kirkpatrick, Karie L.
Citation:
"OpenCourseWare: An 'MIT Thing'?" 2006-11, 14(10):53-58 Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals
Publisher:
Information Today
Journal:
Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals
Issue Date:
Nov-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106519
Submitted date:
2007-05-08
Abstract:
In 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shocked the education world by announcing that it would create a Web site whereby professors could make their course materials available to the electronic world for free. Five years later the OpenCourseWare (OCW) site contains materials for 1,400 courses with nearly 20 million visitors viewing MIT OCW content since October 2003. With other institutions beginning to follow MITâ s lead, has OCW started a revolution in education, or will it always be an â MIT thingâ ? My essay explores the history of the OCW program; discusses site content, architecture, technology, and copyright policies; overall worldwide impact; and considers future directions of OCW.
Type:
Journal (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Distributed Learning; Scholarly Communication
Local subject classification:
OpenCourseWare; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MIT; Open learning; Open education

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorKirkpatrick, Karie L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-08T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:48:50Z-
dc.date.issued2006-11en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.citation"OpenCourseWare: An 'MIT Thing'?" 2006-11, 14(10):53-58 Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionalsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106519-
dc.description.abstractIn 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shocked the education world by announcing that it would create a Web site whereby professors could make their course materials available to the electronic world for free. Five years later the OpenCourseWare (OCW) site contains materials for 1,400 courses with nearly 20 million visitors viewing MIT OCW content since October 2003. With other institutions beginning to follow MITâ s lead, has OCW started a revolution in education, or will it always be an â MIT thingâ ? My essay explores the history of the OCW program; discusses site content, architecture, technology, and copyright policies; overall worldwide impact; and considers future directions of OCW.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInformation Todayen_US
dc.subjectDistributed Learningen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subject.otherOpenCourseWareen_US
dc.subject.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.otherMITen_US
dc.subject.otherOpen learningen_US
dc.subject.otherOpen educationen_US
dc.title"OpenCourseWare: An 'MIT Thing'?"en_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalSearcher: The Magazine for Database Professionalsen_US
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