MIT OpenCourseWare is a free & open publication of material from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum.
In 2007, MIT OpenCourseWare introduced a site called Highlights for High School that indexes resources on the OCW applicable to advanced high school study in , , and in an effort to support US education at the level.
In 2011, MIT OpenCourseWare introduced the first of fifteen OCW Scholar courses, which are designed specifically for the needs of independent learners. While still publications of course materials like the rest of the site content, these courses are more in-depth and the materials are presented in logical sequences that facilitate self-study. No interaction with other students is supported by the OCW site, but study groups on collaborating project are available for some OCW Scholar courses.
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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. The material available reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from its – and courses , and to anyone, anywhere. MIT OpenCourseWare is a large-scale, publication of MIT course materials. The project was announced on and uses Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license. The program was originally funded by the , the , and MIT. Currently, MIT OpenCourseWare is supported by MIT, corporate underwriting, major gifts, and donations from site visitors. The initiative has inspired more than 250 other institutions to make their course materials available as through the Open Education Consortium.Gerald Sussman. 6.945 Adventures in Advanced Symbolic Programming. Spring 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, . License: .The main challenge in implementing the OCW initiative had not been faculty resistance, but rather, the challenges presented by determining ownership and obtaining publication permission for the massive amount of items that are embedded in the course materials of MIT's faculty, in addition to the time and technical effort required to convert the educational materials to an online format. in MIT OpenCourseWare material remains with MIT, members of its faculty, or its students.