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Is Peer Input as Important as Content for Online Learning?

Is Peer Input as Important as Content for Online Learning?

| April 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

Today, Open Education Resources (OER) industry leaders are arguing that the free content is only the starting point.

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What Colleges Must Do to Stay Relevant

What Colleges Must Do to Stay Relevant

| November 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

For many Americans, going to college has been the next natural step after graduating from high school. A college degree has served not just as a status symbol, but also proof that graduates have mastered a subject and can put the knowledge they’ve acquired in school to practice. But the value of a college degree […]

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10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

| May 5, 2011 | 96 Comments

This week, the OCW Consortium is holding its annual meeting, celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare. The movement to make university-level content freely and openly available online began a decade ago, when the faculty at MIT agreed to put the materials from all 2,000 of the university’s courses on the Web. With that gesture, MIT OpenCourseWare […]

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10 Ways OpenCourseWare Has Freed Education

10 Ways OpenCourseWare Has Freed Education

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Flickr:CriCristina This month marks the tenth anniversary of MIT OpenCourseWare, the university’s initiative to provide free and open access to its core academic content — the syllabi, lecture notes, problem sets and solutions, exams, reading lists, and event video lectures from over 2000 MIT course. The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow […]

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What’s Next for Open-Source Education?

What’s Next for Open-Source Education?

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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