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OCW Scholar, month 1

Posted in Evaluation, MIT OpenCourseWare, open education, Open Educational Resources, OpenCourseWare by scarsonmsm on February 17, 2011

While we haven’t yet conducted a survey to gather detailed feedback about the new OCW Scholar courses, we do have one month of analytics now, and the results look pretty good. Collectively, the five courses received just of 95,000 visits in their first month, and all are in the top 30 courses on the site for the period January 12 to February 12, 2011. The Top courses, 18.01SC, received just under 28,000 of those visits.

All the user feedback we’ve gotten has been positive as well, along the lines of this comment from a student (location unknown): “This is a great help for my incoming local engineering licensure exam. I kind of sped past these topics during college. So when i saw the videos on 8.02 the thoroughness of explanation just amazed me . I think I am beginning to enjoy engineering again :)”

More data as it becomes available.

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