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Washington State Open Course Library hits 10,000 visitors in 11 Days

Tom Caswell, Program Manager for the Open Course Library, reported 10, 000 visitors to their site since its official launch of the first 42 courses on October 31, 2011.   He sums up the project which will contain 81 open courses targeted at the highest-enrolled general education classes for lower division college students as thus:

 

1. High-Quality

"The Open Course Library is a collection of expertly developed educational materials designed by faculty and openly shared with the world. It includes textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments for 81 high-enrollment college courses."

 

2.  Affordable

"42 courses have been completed so far, providing faculty with a high-quality, affordable option that will cost students no more than $30 for course materials."

 

3.  Adaptable

"Faculty (anywhere) can modify and build on some or all of the course materials.  There are no strings attached. We only ask that faculty cite the Open Course Library in their course and fill out our short adoption form."

 

Preview or download courses now.

 

Read the full blog posting here and press release available here.

 

Image Credit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY-NC-SA

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