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Mythbusters Special: MIT OpenCourseWare Paywall

Posted in Uncategorized by scarsonmsm on September 16, 2010

The University World News is erroneously reporting that MIT is considering putting OCW behind a paywall. Don’t believe it. This is apparently a misinterpretation of ideas presented in last year’s Institute-Wide Planning Task Force Report.

The Chronicle and David Wiley are taking the opportunity to recycle information that’s been out there a while from Institute planning activities, which is fine (MIT would be silly to not be evaluating its position in the online environment regularly), but the impression generated is that there has been some substantial change in OCW’s financial situation, which isn’t the case. We’re still working on a set of less sensational sustainability efforts.

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  1. […] 28, 2010 The New York Times/International Herald Tribune has reprinted erroneous information from last week’s University World News article suggesting OCW was considering a paywall. Sure wish they had called to confirm the story, which is […]


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