[FAM-news] MIT's OpenCourseWare

Andreas Schamanek schamane@fam.tuwien.ac.at
Mon, 6 Oct 2003 21:00:59 +0200 (CEST)

Hi there,

As most of you are lecturers or students you might find MIT's
OpenCourseWare a valuable source of materials:

> Patrick Douglas Crispen ( http://www.tourbus.com/ )
> announcing phase 2 of OCW:

(...) back in April of 2001 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[MIT] announced the ground-breaking and ambitious ten-year goal of
posting online all course materials from every MIT undergraduate and
graduate course. Syllabi. Course calendars. Lecture notes.
Assignments. Exams. Everything.

Phase one of MIT's OpenCourseWare project debuted last October,
giving the world access to MIT course materials from 32 courses in 17
different departments ranging from Aeronautics and Astronautics to
Urban Studies and Planning.  Phase two, which was completed on Monday,
increases that number to 500 courses from 33 academic disciplines.

You can find MIT's OpenCourseWare site online at


> MIT OCW about OCW,
> from http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/AboutOCW/about-ocw.htm :

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative
funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, and MIT.

MIT OCW's goals are to:

  * Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for
    educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  * Create an efficient, standards-based model that other
    institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own
    course materials.


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-- Andreas