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Wednesday, October 17 • 2:20pm - 3:05pm
5 years of TU Delft OpenCourseWare. What is next?

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5 years ago TU Delft launched their OpenCourseWare website. This was a big step for the university, but has been very successful. In 5 year time we have published more than 90 courses; we started a national Special Interest Group for OER in the Netherlands; we got a grant from the European Commission to promote OpenCourseWare in European Higher Education and our Director of Education became the second president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium.

But what is the next step?

We started with more interaction by including the OpenStudy widget, and adding Facebook and Twitter integration.

Next to this we changed the focus to the use and re-use of our OpenCourseWare materials:

  • Choice of Study: provide introduction courses for all 15 Bachelor programmes.
  • Stumble Courses: Create extra rich courses for student to help them with the difficult courses.
  • Prepare International Students: Provide courses for international students to better prepare themselves for their time in Delft.
  • Use in Developing Countries: Use our course materials at universities in developing countries
  • Source of Reference: Provide a course as resource for students and Life Long Learns that they need to refer to often, such as our Delft Design Guide
  • Extracurricular education: Extracurricular courses for honors students, courses for mastering software programmes and courses of minors.
  • Online Education: Start with the online masters based on OCW-material.

For a traditional brick-and-mortar university offering online master programmes is a big step forward. We will start with three master programmes: Aerospace Engineering, Watermanagement and Engineering and Policy Analysis. The first online students will start in the academic year 2013-2014.

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Martijn Ouwehand

Delft University of Technology
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Willem van Valkenburg

President Open Education Consortium, Delft University of Technology
President of the Board of Open Education Consortium.

Wednesday October 17, 2012 2:20pm - 3:05pm PDT
C680 - HSBC Hall

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