What’s Next for Open-Source Education?
Ten years ago, the concept of a university openly sharing its prized (and expensive) curriculum for free with anyone who was interested, especially one has highly regarded as M.I.T., was unheard of. But in the past decade MIT OpenCourseWare has paved the way for the open-source content movement.
On their tenth anniversary, ReadWriteWeb enumerates what the next decade will bring for the organization. Highlights: the inevitable app, reaching out to high schools, and collaborative studying.
“It’s quite humbling for us to see the impact OpenCourseWare has had,” says Professor Shigeru Miyagawa, Chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee and a member of the original faculty panel that first proposed the program. “We set out to create a resource other faculty could draw on to improve their classes, and tapped into a much larger need around the world. Millions of people have come to the site for the chance to learn, even without credit offered or access to faculty.”
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