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USA Today on OCW

Posted in Uncategorized by scarsonmsm on February 27, 2008

Here’s a really nice article that really captures the US OCW movement. It’s great to see UOCWA getting some national props.

This bit I like. It’s something the writer researched on his own, and illustrates the importance of multiple types of media in OCW presentation:

Not everyone prefers multimedia platforms. In Indonesia, limited bandwidth means it’s easier to download static files than to deal with streaming video or audio. Because many materials from MIT and USU don’t require multimedia platforms, teachers across Indonesia are able to access them and benefit, even though they’re not studying for credit. “Learning materials and process are more important here than just a degree,” says Ferry Haris, a computer programmer for the Indonesian government. “Especially when books are very costly for most of us here.”

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