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History of OCW(1/2)

Time Topics Note
Fall 1999 Faculty committee appointed in MIT  
Fall 2000 "OpenCourseWare" concept recommended to MIT President Charles M. Vest (at that time)  
April 2001 MIT OCW announced in The New York Times  
June 2001 Funding partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  
September 2002 MIT OCW pilot site opened to the public 50 courses from 23 academic disciplines
September 2003 MIT OCW officially launched 500 courses from all five MIT schools and 33 academic disciplines
April 2004 MIT additional 200 courses published MIT Total 701 courses
August 2004 First MIT OCW Workshop in Japan(at Tokyo Inst. of Tech., 4 universities participated)  
September 2004 MIT additional 200 courses published MIT Total 900 courses (halfway to 1800 goal)
November 2004 Second MIT OCW Workshop in Japan(at Keio Univ., 10 universities participated)  
May 2005

OCW has been launched in Japan(Keio Univ., Kyoto Univ. Osaka Univ. Tokyo Inst. of Tech. Univ. of Tokyo and Waseda Univ.)

Japan Opencourseware Alliance established

JOCW courses total: 153

Numbers of JOCW members are 6

June 2005 MIT additional 200 courses published MIT Total 1100 courses
September 2005 Pre-OCW Consortium meeting in Utah  
December 2005 MIT additional 150 courses published MIT Total 1250 courses
December 2005

Hokkaido Univ, Kyushu Univ and Nagoya Univ joined in JOCW

National Inst. of Multimedia Edu. joined as an affiliate member in JOCW

Numbers of JOCW members are 10
April 2006

International Conference on Opencourseware 2006 in Kyoto

Japan Opencourseware Consortium established

JOCW courses total: 356
April 2006

Pre-OCW Consortium meeting in Kyoto

OCW Consortium established

 
May 2006 MIT additional 150 courses published MIT Total 1400 courses
Sept. 2006 Doshisha Univ., Kansai Univ. and Univ. of Tsukuba joined in JOCW Numbers of JOCW members are 13
Sept.2006 OCW COnsortium meeting in Utah  
Oct.2006

Kyoto Seika Univ, Ritsumeikan Univ. and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific Univ. newly joined in JOCW

AVCC and CCC-TIES also joined in JOCW as affiliate members

Numbers of JOCW members are 19
Oct.2006 1st JOCW Annual meeting in Mita, Tokyo  

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