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MIT OpenCourseWare Publishes 1,800th Course

Timothy Vollmer, December 8th, 2007

MIT OCW progress chart

Image courtesy Steve Carson | CC BY-NC-SA

Congratulations to MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, which has recently passed the 1,800-course mark. First announced in 2001, MIT OCW has grown from a 50-course pilot to a site that includes virtually the entire MIT undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Like many OCW projects, MIT uses the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license, giving educators, students and self learners from around the world the ability to copy, remix and share the materials, as long as they do so for non-commercial purposes.

MIT has been a visionary leader for the growing OCW movement. Creative Commons will continue to work hard to support clear, flexible licensing options for various Open Educational Resource (OER) projects. If you have your own open content success story, alert us! We encourage other organizations to add their projects to our Content Directories. This useful resource helps spread the word about a wealth of great open content ventures.

Watch for the video of MIT’s celebratory event (which featured New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and a diverse panel of key educators and scholars) to appear soon over at MITWorld.

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