OCW is accessed by a broadly international population of educators and learners.
MIT OpenCourseWare receives over 2 million visits each month. These visits come from all over the world, with over half coming from outside of North America:
Our audience is divided among students, educators, and self-learners:
MIT OpenCourseWare is being successfully used for a wide range of purposes.
||% of Use
||Improve personal knowledge
|Learn new teaching methods
|Incorporate OCW materials into a course
|Find reference material for my students
|Develop curriculum for my department or school
||Enhance personal knowledge
|Complement a current course
|Plan a course of study
|Explore areas outside my professional field
|Review basic concepts in my professional field
|Prepare for future course of study
|Keep current with developments in my field
|Complete a work-related project or task
MIT OpenCourseWare has already had significant impact and visitors expect even greater impact in the future.
- 80% of visitors rate OCW's impact as extremely positive or positive; 91% expect that level of future impact.
- 96% of educators say the site has/will help improve courses.
- 96% of visitors would recommend the site.
Learn more about MIT OpenCourseWare's impact
2011 Report summary (PDF)
2009 Report summary (PDF)
2005 Report summary (PDF)
Full 2005 Evaluation Report (PDF - 15MB)
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