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Tue Sep 30 19:38:25 BST 2003
MIT PUBLISHES 500TH COURSE ON OPENCOURSEWARE
MIT, su equipo de OpenCourseWare y Portal Universia les dan la bienvenida a
este nuevo sitio que pretende facilitar el acceso de académicos de habla
hispana a los materiales docentes y de estudio puestos a libre disposición por
el MIT en Internet.
La colaboración entre Universia y MIT refleja una visión compartida entre
ambos: la de fomentar el libre acceso al Conocimiento a través de Internet. A
partir de ahora, estudiantes y profesores de habla española y portuguesa podrán
acceder a estos valiosos materiales traducidos a sus respectivas lenguas.
Les recordamos que los que dominan la lengua inglesa, tienen a su disposición
materiales de cientos de cursos en el sitio web original de OpenCourseWare.
Offering course materials from all of MIT's academic disciplines,
OpenCourseWare delivers on the promise of open-knowledge sharing
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (September 30, 2003) - MIT announced today that the
OpenCourseWare initiative has published its 500th course and now offers free
and open access to the educational materials from all 33 of MIT's academic
disciplines and all five of its schools. This milestone represents a
significant technical and organizational achievement, the first on the way to
publishing virtually all of MIT's courses online.
"MIT is delivering on the promise that it made when OpenCourseWare was
announced in 2001, and we are pleased that educators and learners from all
parts of the globe tell us that OCW is already having an impact on education
and learning," said MIT President Charles M. Vest. "We see OCW as opening a new
door to the democratizing and transforming power of education. We hope the idea
of openly sharing course materials will propagate throughout many institutions
and create a global web of knowledge that will enhance the quality of learning
and, therefore, the quality of life worldwide."
MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW), a large-scale, Web-based publication of MIT
faculty's course materials, enables the open sharing of the faculty's materials
and pedagogy with educators and learners around the world in a way that befits
MIT's reputation as a leading institute of world-class teaching and research.
Available at http://ocw.mit.edu/,
this initiative connects visitors with the syllabi, lecture notes, and
calendars of 500 courses. In addition, most course sites include a subset of
other materials such as multimedia simulations, problem sets and solutions,
past exams, reading lists, sample MIT student projects, and a selection of
Educators are encouraged to utilize the materials for curriculum development,
and self-learners and students may draw upon the materials for self-study or
supplementary use. Course materials contained on the MIT OCW Web site may be
used, copied, distributed, translated, and modified by anyone, anywhere in the
world. All that is required of adopters of the materials is that the use be non-
commercial, that the original MIT faculty authors receive attribution if the
materials are republished or reposted online, and that adapters openly share
the materials in the same manner as MIT OCW.
First announced in April 2001, the MIT OCW proof-of-concept pilot site opened
to the public in September 2002, offering 32 courses. Truly a global
initiative, the site has received almost 120 million hits from visitors in more
than 210 countries, territories, and city-states around the globe over the
course of the last year. Materials have already been translated into at least
10 different languages.
More than a third of the MIT Faculty's 950 members contributed course materials
to MIT OCW for the September publication. On MIT's campus, faculty have become
more aware of what their colleagues teach, while students have welcomed the
syllabi and lecture notes available on MIT OCW. Several participating MIT
faculty have been recognized by peers at other universities for their MIT OCW
course sites, and in some cases this has led to new teaching and research
In order to increase international access to the faculty's educational
materials, MIT OCW has entered into a formal agreement with Universia.net to
translate 25 MIT courses into Spanish and Portuguese. Active in 10 countries
(Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, and Venezuela), Universia counts more than 700 universities among its
members. The 24 translated MIT OCW courses are hosted on the Universia Web
portal at http://www.universia.net, and Universia is committed to expanding its
translated MIT OCW course offerings over time. This relationship has the
potential to extend MIT OCW's reach to a new non-English-speaking audience, and
both organizations will work to evaluate the impact of these translated sites
in Latin America.
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