ERIC Number: EJ792136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
The OpenCourseWare Model: High-Impact Open Educational Content
Educational Technology, v47 n6 p23-25 Nov-Dec 2007
OpenCourseWare (OCW) is one among several models for offering open educational resources (OER). This article explains the OCW model and its position within the broader OER context. OCW primarily represents publication of existing course materials already in use for teaching purposes. OCW projects are most often institutional, carrying the imprimatur of the sponsoring institution and conferring benefits back. MIT launched the first OCW in 2002, and today there are some 150 universities around the world with OCW Web sites running live or in development. Evaluation data show strong user acceptance of the OCW model and demonstrable positive impact for educators and learners.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Resources, Courseware, Shared Resources and Services, Computer Software Evaluation, Program Development, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Educational Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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