OpenCourseWare Initiative Lehigh Lab Event March 15, 2007 Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Have you ever… • Asked a colleague to see examples of their syllabus? • Been asked to share your course resources with junior faculty members? • Wished you could see what others use as their course materials (readings, etc.)?
MIT’s Mission …to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
OCW Background • 1999 - Provost Robert A. Brown asks for strategic guidance on positioning MIT in the DE environment • Recommendation resulted in OCW • Based on the conviction that“… the open dissemination of knowledge and information can open new doors to the powerful benefits of education for humanity around the world”
OCW… • Provides free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. • 1550 courses available as of 11/1/06
OCW is NOT… • Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity • Does not provide access to MIT faculty • Does not require any registration
OCW Examples (ocw.mit.edu) • Mathematicshttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/index.htm • Anthropologyhttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Anthropology/index.htm • Mechanical Engineeringhttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/index.htm • Sloan School of Managementhttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Sloan-School-of-Management/index.htm
And others… • Architecturehttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Architecture/index.htm • Biological Scienceshttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Biology/index.htm • Physicshttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/index.htm • And lots more!
OCW Expands… • Johns Hopkins OCW • http://ocw.jhsph.edu/ • Utah State OCW • http://ocw.usu.edu/ • Tufts OCW • http://ocw.tufts.edu/ • OCW Consortium • http://www.ocwconsortium.org/use/index.html
Copyright? • Creative Commons License • You are free: • to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work • to make derivative works • Under the following conditions: • Attribution - You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor. • Noncommercial - You may not use this work for commercial purposes. • Share Alike - If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one • http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/terms-of-use.htm
Your Thoughts? • Would you use any of these resources? • Would you recommend any of these resources? • Would you be willing to talk about your experiences?
For assistance… • Faculty Development Greg Reihman, Ph.D.Director, Faculty Development email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 610-758-6840Location: TRLC, Room 370a • Instructional Technology Team Sherri Yerk-Zwickl IT Team Leader Email: email@example.com Phone: 610-758-4009 Location: TRLC, Room 370c