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Open Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the United States | The Open Education Consortium

Open Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the United States | The Open Education Consortium

This is a write-up of an interview with Shigeru Miyagawa, Chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Committee, Professor of Japanese Language and Culture and the Head of Foreign Language and Literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The interview was conducted by Nadia Mireles, General Dean, Office of Internalization, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) started in 2000 when a MIT faculty committee proposed to then President Charles Vest that MIT should do OCW. That was in the year 2000 and we started to build OCW in 2002 with funding from the Mellon Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. We presently have materials from roughly 2000-2100 courses as OCW. This represents approximately 70% of all of the courses taught at MIT.

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