OpenCourseWare: Timeline

 

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

 

2000

  • October - OpenCourseWare concept recommended by MIT faculty committee

 

2001

  • April - MIT OpenCourseWare announced on the front page of the New York Times

 

2002

  • July - UNESCO convenes Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries; coins term "Open Educational Resources"
  • October - MIT OpenCourseWare proof-of-concept site launched

 

2003

  • July - Universia begins Spanish and Portuguese translations of MIT OpenCourseWare
  • September - Fulbright Economics Teaching Program OCW (Vietnam) launches the first East Asian OCW
  • October - Official MIT OpenCourseWare site launch with 500 courses
  • October - MIT OpenCourseWare receives 300,000 visits in the first month

 

2004

  • February - OOPS begins Traditional Chinese translations of MIT OpenCourseWare
  • June - CORE begins Simplified Chinese translations
  • October - 900 courses published on MIT OpenCourseWare
  • October - MIT OpenCourseWare featured on CNN International
  • December - 4.5 million visits to MIT OpenCourseWare in 2004

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

  • January - MIT OpenCourseWare featured in the Christian Science Monitor
  • March - MIT OpenCourseWare in Reuters, Wall Street Journal
  • April - University of Southern Queensland OCW launches, bringing OCW to Australia
  • May - Fifth OCW Consortium Meeting, Santander, Spain
  • May - Universia OCW launches with ten leading Spanish universities
  • June - 4,200 total courses published by OCW Consortium
  • June - Korea University OCW launches
  • August - National Chiao Tung University OCW (Taiwan) launches
  • September - 45 million total visits to MIT OpenCourseWare content (includes OCW site, translations, mirror)
  • September - Sixth OCW Consortium Meeting, Logan, UT
  • September - Utah OCW Consortium launches
  • October - 5,000 total courses published by OCW Consortium
  • October - Delft University of Technology OCW launches
  • November - UMass Boston OCW launches
  • November - 1,800 courses published on MIT OpenCourseWare, representing virtually the entire curriculum
  • November - MIT OpenCourseWare launches Highlights for High School
  • December - 13.4 million visits to MIT OpenCourseWare in 2007

 

2008

  • February - United Nations University OCW launches
  • April - Capilano College (now University) OCW launches, becoming the first Canadian OCW
  • April - Sixth OCWC Global Meeting, Dalian, China
  • April - Inaugural OCW Consortium board of directors elected
  • June - 8,000 total OCW Consortium courses
  • July - OCW Consortium is formally incorporated as an independent organization
  • September - Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) launches
  • December - 12.9 million visits to MIT OpenCourseWare in 2008

 

2009

  • February - King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals OCW launches
  • March - 11,000 total courses published by OCW Consortium
  • April - Seventh OCWC Global Meeting, Monterrey, Mexico
  • July - Mary Lou Forward joins OCW Consortium as the first permanent Executive Director
  • July - MIT OpenCourseWare's Highlights for High School recognized as a Landmark Website for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians
  • December - MIT OpenCourseWare's Highlights for High School receives one millionth visit
  • December - 15 million visits to MIT OpenCourseWare in 2009

 

2010

  • March - 14 members of the OCW Consortium commit to sustaining membership, providing $25,000 each over 5 years in support of the organization
  • March - University of Sumatera Utara OCW launches
  • April - 13,000 total courses published by OCW Consortium
  • April - Bill Gates visits MIT campus, reports viewing 11 of MIT's 34 video courses; says he is a "super happy user"
  • April - New Jersey Institute of Technology OCW launches
  • April - Eighth OCWC Global Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • July - 2,000 courses published by MIT OpenCourseWare
  • July - MIT OpenCourseWare named as a recipient of the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) by the journal Science
  • August - MIT OpenCourseWare named as one of TIME Magazine's Best Websites of 2010
  • September - MIT OpenCourseWare and OpenStudy begin collaboration to bring study groups to MIT OpenCourseWare users
  • September - Harvard Open Learning Initiative launches
  • October - New York University Open Learning launches
  • October - African Virtual University becomes 15th sustaining member of the OCW Consortium
  • November - MIT OpenCourseWare named as a Qatar Foundation WISE Award Laureate for 2010
  • December - 17.5 million visits to MIT OpenCourseWare in 2010

 

2011

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