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1. What is the difference between OpenCourseWare and distance learning?

2. What type of material is published on OpenCourseWare?

3. What are the intellectual property rights governing the material?

4. What are the requirements of use for OpenCourseWare materials?

5. What influences the cost of implementing an OpenCourseWare service for an institution?

 

1. What is the difference between OpenCourseWare and distance learning?

OpenCourseWare merely offers free and open access to a selection of educational material. It does not require any registration process and does not, consequently, charge for this service.

While distance learning is an education system provided by institutions for students in order for them to obtain some kind of credential or qualification, OpenCourseWare is merely a system for consulting course content.

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2. What type of material is published on OpenCourseWare?

  • Course planning: schedules, topics, course targets, timetables, etc.
  • Contents: bibliography, documents, audiovisual and additional material, etc.
  • Course activities: exercises, test, projects, laboratory practicals, etc.

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3. What are the intellectual property rights governing the material?

The material published on OpenCourseWare must be free of intellectual property rights. This means that the content editor holds and concedes these rights, or that they have been acquired through a licence which allows free use on OpenCourseWare. The material published must not breach any third party copyright. The materials editor reserves the right to publish these via other means.

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4. What are the requirements of use for OpenCourseWare?

Any person may make use of the materials in their original format or modify them in order to suit their needs. This usage is subject to the following requirements:

  • Non commercial use.
  • An attribution to the institution which originally published the material, and where applicable, the author name.
  • The material resulting from use of OCW material should be freely available for use by third parties and subject to these same requirements.

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5. What influences the cost of implementing an OpenCourseWare service for an institution?

  • The availability of material in digital format, ready for distribution via the Internet.
  • The intellectual property rights of the content, and therefore the time and effort required to “clean” it up.
  • The availability of a publishing service whose material can be used for the OpenCourseWare service.
  • The cost of the technical infrastructure necessary to create the material consultation platform and the content management platform.

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