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Open Coursewares (OCW)


Indian

 

  • National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
  • NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by all seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science.

 



International

 

  • 100 Incredible Open Courses for the Ultimate Tech Geek
  • "100 free resources to help you hone your techie skills and learn more about the ever-changing world of technology."

  • Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
  • Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI) provides modules in various courses, and engineering statistics.

  • IBM Open Courseware Exchange
  • The Open Courseware Exchange enables members of the IBM Academic Initiative to share their courseware. Browse to see what other members of the community are doing, or publish links to share your own course content.

  • The Institut TELECOM
  • The Institut TELECOM provides access to open course ware created by its faculty members to support their teaching programs on its site Savoirs Partages

  • LAUTECH OpenCourseWare
  • LAUTECH OpenCourseWare is an initiative of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology to put all of the educational materials from Ladoke akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH)

  • LearningSpace (Open University, UK)
  • The OpenLearn website gives free access to course materials from The Open University. The LearningSpace is open to learners anywhere in the world.

  • Michigan State University new
  • Michigan State University has two dedicated individuals in Lois Rosen and Maribeth Foltz and they have worked tirelessly to create this fine collection of instructional resources from across the web. These resources are aimed at university instructors, and after they were compiled, they were divided into fifteen major categories and subdivided into 125 subcategories. The three broad categories here include "Teaching and Learning Resources", "Resources for Teaching in the Disciplines", and "Resources for Teaching to the Competencies". Each of these sections is divided into more manageable areas, like "Social Sciences" and "Teaching for Technology". Each site featured here contains a brief annotation of its primary goal and activities, and instructors new and experienced will stumble on something new on the site

  • MIT Open Courseware
  • MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. It is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

    OCW shares free lecture notes, exams, and other resources from more than 1800 courses spanning MIT's entire curriculum.

  • MIT World
  • MIT World is a free and open site that provides on-demand video of significant public events at MIT. MIT World's video index contains more than 500 videos.

    MIT World acquires videotaped lectures, panels and symposia from event hosts- MIT's schools, labs, centers, departments and programs.

  • Notre Dame Open Courseware
  • Notre Dame Open Courseware is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self learners throughout the world. This OpenCourseWare presents courses in the humanities, including anthropology, theology, history, ethnic studies and philosophy.

  • Open Courseware Lab NCSU
  • The Open Courseware Laboratory was founded at North Carolina State University in 1998 by Professor Michael Rappa. The mission of the Lab is to invent novel ways of using the Internet to promote the open exchange of knowledge within the academic community.

  • Open Yale Courses (OYC)
  • Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

  • Osaka University Open Course Ware
  • Osaka University Open Course Ware Pilot Site is a collection of Osaka University's educational materials which is actually used in the courses taught at Osaka University. The materials are published so that they may be accessed by those who are interested in higher education at Osaka University. They may as well be used for self-studying materials or for understanding courses taught at Osaka University.

  • ParisTech "Graduate School" Open courseware
  • Provide the visitor, from within their proper usage framework (Course Units) the set of pedagogical resources used among the 11 schools of ParisTech. This Open Courseware provides 2,240 teaching resources.

  • Supercourse
  • Supercourse is a global repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 55000 scientists in 174 countries who are sharing for free a library of 3504 lectures in 26 languages. The concept of the Supercourse and its lecture style has been described as the Global Health Network University and the Hypertext Comic Books.

  • TU Delft OpenCourseWare (OCW)
  • Delft University of Technology is the largest and most comprehensive university of engineering sciences in the Netherlands. TU Delft Open Courseware is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.

  • Tufts Open Courseware
  • Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts' initial course offerings demonstrate the University's strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities.

  • UC Irvine OpenCourseWare
  • The University of California, Irvine has a long history of social engagement. As a leading public research University, an important part of its mission is to showcase and disseminate the research and scholarship of the University to the public. OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality university-level educational materials, often including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams. Open educational resources are based on the notion that knowledge and education are common goods that must be supported by a defined community

  • UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
  • UMass Boston OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners world wide. The collection of course published here are just a beginning. More UMass Boston faculty will be contributing their materials to this OCW so next time you check back you'll find more course materials.

  • UNU OpenCourseWare
  • OpenCourseWare (OCW) Consortium on 24 May 2006 and is committed to the development of an OCW website that showcases the training and educational programmes implemented by the University in a wide range of areas relevant to the work of the United Nations.

  • USQ OpenCourseWare
  • The University of Southern Queensland's OpenCourseWare (USQ OCW) provides access to free and open educational resources for faculty members, students, and self-learners throughout the world.

  • Utah State OpenCourseWare
  • Utah State University is one of the partner institutions involved in (OCW project) laudable venture. This site is made possible by funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and visitors will be delighted to learn that they can make their way through course materials from over a dozen departments, such as anthropology, economics, electrical and computer engineering, and wildland resources. Within each department, visitors will also note that there are tabs that allow them to email a friend about the course and also link up to an RSS feed. There are some great course materials here, including those from "Introduction to Writing" and the "History of Utah"

  • UT's OpenCourseWare (University of Tokyo)
  • The OpenCourseWare of the University of Tokyo (UT OCW) is a free and open Web site on which is presented course calendar, syllabus, educational notes and texts of the University of Tokyo.

  • Webcast.berkely
  • Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet.

    Educational Technology Services takes care of audio and video capture services. Information Systems and Technology manages the webcast database and streaming media serving/hosting infrastructure. The webcast capture and archive technology is based on the Berkeley Internet Broadcasting System (BIBS), developed by the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center.



Open Courseware Consortium's

 

  • China Open Resource for Education
  • China Open Resources for Education (CORE) is a consortium of universities that began with 26 IET Educational Foundation member universities and 44 China Radio and TV Universities. CORE has received approval and support for its activities from the China Ministry of Education (MOE).

    CORE's mission is to promote closer interaction and open sharing of educational resources between Chinese and US universities, which CORE envisions as the future of world education.

  • Japan Opencourseware Consortium (JOCW)
  • Japan Open Course Ware Consortium is the consortium of the Japanese Universities which have been providing open courseware in Japan.

    Japan Opencourseware Consortium(JOCW) has been established on April 20, 2006 with the aim of "To assist and disseminate the OCW activity, which is an open and a free publication of formal course materials of higher educational organizations, through mainly exchanging information among consortium members." Also this consortium encourages interchanging among not only Japanese's organizations related to the OCW, but also foreign organizations by participating the OCW Consortium as an Affiliate member.

  • OCW UNIVERSIA Consortium
  • OpenCourseWare (OCW) is an example of the initiatives emerging in recent years to promote free, unlimited access to learning. In April 2001, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched the OCW-MIT movement to offer open access to course material used by university staff in their teaching, together with a study guide. This initiative had a huge impact and led to other internationally prestigious universities to join the movement, creating their own projects in coordination with OCW-MIT.

    Universia has been committed to this project from day one, promoting the OCW Universia Consortium and establishing a partnership agreement with the Polytechnic University of Madrid for joint development of the initiative. Universia's membership includes 792 universities and institutions of higher learning, which represent 7.7 million students (approximately 84% of the university sectors of participating countries).

  • Open Courseware Consortium
  • An OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 100 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware.

  • Utah OpenCourseWare Alliance
  • The Utah OpenCourseWare Alliance, a new cooperative effort to provide the public with free and open access to the teaching materials used in many of the courses taught in Utah schools. Participants include faculty and staff from Utah State University, Weber State University, the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley State College, the Utah College of Applied Technology, and the Utah Electronic High School. Funding for the Utah OpenCourseWare Alliance comes from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and supports infrastructure software and consulting time made freely available to Alliance members by the new Center for Open and Sustainable Learning at Utah State University.


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