So updates on some of the numbers generated by the MIT OpenCourseWare site. I find it really humbling and mind-boggling to look at these numbers and think back to where we started six years ago.
– we estimate more than 53.7 million individuals have now visited OCW or our translation sites
– OCW servers have now delivered over 3.1 billion files (“hits”) since launch
– 8.5 million zip files of full course content have been downloaded from the site
– 2.1 million OCW videos have been downloaded from iTunes U, and OCW videos have been viewed more than 2.5 million times on YouTube
That 8.5 million zip files is particularly amazing to me. If you divide that number by the ~1,800 courses we have, that’s the equivalent of something on the order of 4,700 additional copies of the site out there on users’ hard drives–and who knows what secondary distribution of those has occured…
in the internet age: I lost my wedding ring last week in California while touring Big Sur and Pebble Beach. It’s a platinum band with the inscription “We are for each other.” If anyone out there finds it and is of a mind to return it, perhaps they’ll find this note on a web search.