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OCW Zeitgeist: A year in search

Posted in Evaluation, MIT OpenCourseWare, Open Educational Resources, OpenCourseWare, web metrics by scarsonmsm on December 10, 2010

Apropos of the Google Zeitgeist, here’s the year in top search terms that brought people to MIT OpenCourseWare.*

  1. history of computer (24,424)
  2. mathematics (21,399)
  3. calculus (16,958)
  4. economics (12,166)
  5. differential equations (9,846
  6. linear algebra (9,516)
  7. architecture (7,975)
  8. political science (7,618)
  9. chemistry (7,382)
  10. math games (6,508)
  11. English speaking (5,790)
  12. box jellyfish (5,474)
  13. physics (5,181)
  14. biology (5,157)
  15. physical education (5,139)
  16. civil engineering (4,626)
  17. electrical engineering (3,906)
  18. anthropology (3,520)
  19. history of India (3,463)
  20. AP physics (3,342)
  21. communication skills (3,186)
  22. electricity and magnetism (3,155)
  23. math puzzles (2,982)
  24. Gilbert Strang (2,940)
  25. science and technology (2,898)
  26. wonders of the world (2,872)
  27. chemical engineering (2,843)
  28. AP calculus (2,791)
  29. multivariable calculus (2,747)
  30. physics lectures (2,624)
  31. science (2,520)
  32. Walter Lewin (2,416)
  33. history of mathematics (2,296)
  34. lighting (2,227)
  35. spiral model (2,102)
  36. high school physics (2,188)
  37. marketing management (2,082)
  38. nuclear engineering (1,947)
  39. nanotechnology (1,896)
  40. Gilbert Strang calculus (1,872)
  41. electrical projects (1,838)
  42. projects (1,818)
  43. computer science (1,791)
  44. biomedical engineering (1,790)
  45. random matrix theory (1,765)
  46. English dictionary (1,738)
  47. environmental engineering (1,734)
  48. organic chemistry (1,729)
  49. math worksheets (1,679)
  50. Walter Lewin lectures (1,676)
  51. Hindi poems (1,645)
  52. Strang calculus (1,610)
  53. materials science and engineering (1,576)
  54. math courses (1,576)
  55. street fighting mathematics (1,552)
  56. guitar (1,522)
  57. food web (1,518)
  58. electronics (1,515)
  59. calculator (1,515)
  60. human body (1,487)
  61. audio lectures (1,477)
  62. Monet (1,467)
  63. history of the internet (1,458)

MIT OpenCourseWare:  What the world is learning.

*Omitting terms with “MIT,” “OpenCourseWare,” “open course,” etc. out of the top 200

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