Office of the Provost

MEMORANDUM

To:        University Community

From:    Donald H. Sebastian and Joel S. Bloom

Date:     Friday, February 5, 2010

RE:       NJIT Joins the Open Courseware Consortium (OCW) and Hosts a Talk from MIT about OCW


NJIT is joining MIT, Michigan State, UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan as members of the Open Course Consortium (OCW).  The OCW is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions from around the world that make high quality educational materials available  at no cost to faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world.  NJIT’s participation in the OCW enables us to add to the sharing of knowledge worldwide. OCW is often used to help complete projects in underdeveloped countries.  All faculty who participate in OCW do so on a voluntary basis.  NJIT already has educational materials from 30 NJIT courses which will be part of this effort.

Join us on February 25, 2010 1:30 – 4:00 in room 3720 GITC as Stephen Carson, External Relations Director of the MIT Open Courseware Consortium, comes to NJIT to talk about how we can participate in this exciting initiative as contributors and users.  If you would like more information about the OCW or would like to start by sharing your course materials, please contact instruction@njit.edu.