Back to School in Spanish

As students around the world return to school, ccLearn blogs about the evolving education landscape, ongoing projects to improve educational resources, education technology, and the future of education. Browse the “Back to School” tag for more posts in this series. As a follow-up to Back to School week, Carolina Botero, ccLearn’s regional liason at CC … Read More “Back to School in Spanish”

Back to School: Open Courseware as a transition to college

As students around the world return to school, ccLearn blogs about the evolving education landscape, ongoing projects to improve educational resources, education technology, and the future of education. Browse the “Back to School” tag for more posts in this series. One aspect of open courseware* is its draw for potential students who are deciding where … Read More “Back to School: Open Courseware as a transition to college”

BYU Launches OCW Pilot

It appears that David Wiley’s move to Brigham Young University has already resulted in progress towards opening the university’s content. Long-time pioneer and academic of open education, Wiley reports that BYU’s Independent Study has launched its Open CourseWare (OCW) pilot with six Creative Commons licensed courses under CC BY NC-SA. “The pilot includes three university-level … Read More “BYU Launches OCW Pilot”

Stanford Courses Available via BitTorrent

BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, has been embraced by Stanford University in distributing its online engineering courses. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) launched back in September, offering its open courseware under CC BY-NC-SA. Thanks to Ernesto at TorrentFreak for the tip: “While some universities restrict the use of BitTorrent clients, others embrace the popular flilesharing … Read More “Stanford Courses Available via BitTorrent”

Two MIT OCW Courses Reach Million Visit Milestone

A long-standing provider of open courseware, MITOpenCourseWare reached a million visit milestone yesterday for two of their online courses: 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics and 18.06 Linear Algebra. The courses are two of MIT’s most popular to date, taught by renowned professors Walter Lewin and Gilbert Strang. From MIT’s media coverage on Lewin: “Professor Lewin … Read More “Two MIT OCW Courses Reach Million Visit Milestone”