If you already know SourceForge.net, OpenCourse.org is easy to understand: “OpenCourse.org provides a collaboration engine, a portal for content developers and a hosting service (ASP) to provide customized Websites for individual collaborations […] to support “open course” collaborations of teachers, researchers and students developing learning objects in their discipline – particularly open, non-proprietary materials.”
I think this is great. There’re a good bunch of learning objects repositories but OpenCourse goes one step beyond and sets up a collaborative development environment for “open source” materials.
We’ve got open source LMSs.
We’ve got non-proprietary materials.
And we’ve got e-trainers online volunteers ;)
Making it at a bigger scale is a matter of time…
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2004) “OpenCourse.org” In ICTlogy,
#6, March 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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