“ Advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.”
Over 250 institutions in 46 Countries
OCW Sustaining Partners African Virtual University Open Universiteit (Netherlands) China Open Resources for Education Taiwan Open Courseware Consortium Delft University of Technology Tecnológico de Monterrey Fundação Getulio Vargas - FGV Online Tufts University Japan Open Courseware Consortium Universia.net Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Korean Open Courseware Consortium University of California, Irvine Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Michigan Netease Information Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd University of Western Cape (Africa)
advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. User Profiles
Open Courseware Credentialing
Stanford Engineering Everywhere
University of the People
Artificial Intelligence Fall 2011
Homework, quizzes, virtual office hours
Certificates available with ranking
Credits issued by other universities
University of Freiberg
MITx: Spring Rollout
Open enrollment courses
Credentials for modest fee
Open source online learning platform
Consortia of universities worldwide supported by the OER Foundation, New Zealand
Hewlett funded project
Peer-2-Peer University Mozilla open badges
OCW vs. Community Colleges?
• Open Enrollment
Students pursuing credentials
Professionals and self-learners
Credentials, Degrees, Certificates
What Motivates Open Source?
Steven Weber, The Success of Open Source , 2004
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Open Course Library WA State Board Community & Technical Colleges
Lower textbook costs
Improve course completion rates
Provide resources for faculty
Share with others (secondary goal)
81 open courses for highest enrolled
Faculty & instructional designers
42 Available for download now
Common Cartridge or web-based
Engineering Physics I
English Composition I
English Composition II
General Biology with Lab
General Chemistry with Lab I
General Chemistry with Lab II
General Chemistry with Lab III
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
Introduction To Business
Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic)
Introduction To Literature I
Introduction To Logic
Introduction To Oceanography
Introduction To Philosophy
Introduction to Physical Geology
Introduction to Statistics
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Research for the 21st Century
Try College / College Success Course
US History I
US History II
US History III
In 2 minutes write down 5 to 7 characteristics of implementing open courses.
B. Of those 5 to 7, find 3 items in common with person next to you.
C. Of those 3 items, find one item in common with person on other side.
Community College Consortium
Dr. Martha Kanter (2007)
200+ colleges in 14 states
Joined OCW Consortium
Extend Global Reach
CCCOER-OCW Member Benefits
Information : Stay in the loop on
issues in open education .
Collaboration : Participate in working groups and communities of interest.
Collective Visibility : Gain global exposure through OCWC’s website and shared media exposure.
Direction: Provide direct input to OCWC’s focus on community colleges.