OpenCourseWare Movement

The OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement is an initiative to freely open graduate and undergraduate course materials such as lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, exam questions, simulations, and video recordings of lectures to anyone who has an Internet connection. Materials can be used and adopted for education uses under an open license. Hal Albenson has indicated that this initiative is a large-scale, organized instructional technology innovation. The movement can also be seen as creating crucial infrastructure for learning, which is one of the main concerns of the educational technology field. The OCW movement can be considered as a continuation of the open-access movement, which started in different fields such as software engineering (e.g., with open-source software such as Linux), journal publications (e.g., open-access journals such as Journal ...

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