The United Nations University, an official member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, has just launched their web learning portal. Joining more than 100 other institutions of higher education, UNU is providing open access to an initial dozen training courses, spanning from subjects like Integrated Water Resources Management to the Social Construction of Technology in Development. The courses are aimed towards educators, students, and individuals–pretty much anyone who’s interested.
Rather than replacing for-credit courses, the United Nations University recognizes the significance of different approaches to education in the 21st century. As a result, the courses are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5 (CC BY).