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Posted in 2009

OpenCourseWare Consortium compliments TU Delft OpenCourseWare website!

In the process of redesigning the OpenCourseWare (OCW) Consortium website the OCW Consortium interviewed TU Delft OpenCourseWare (among others) on experiences in interacting with the OCW Consortium website. Results and consequences for the OCW Consortium website will be discussed in the next OCW Consortium board meering.

In this extensive interview, the Open Courseware Consortium praised TU Delft for the current TU Delft OpenCourseWare website in terms of the structure, completeness and obvious link with the applicable programs. Other institutions seem to use TU Delft OpenCourseWare as an example to set up their own OpenCourseWare website.

TU Delft OpenCourseWare was also asked to consider a new model in which our TU Delft students (at a modest fee) accompany foreign students studying our material (peer to peer model). The OpenCourseWare Concortium wants to try and start up such a model in cooperation with some other institutions. How this will all work out in future developments, will become clearer in the course of next year.

Happy holidays

Column Paul Rullman on OCW

Paul Rullmann (Executive Board TU Delft, Vice President Education) wrote a column (in Dutch) on the position of Dutch Higher Education in OpenCourseWare on SURFspace, a portal for ICT in education and research. OpenCourseWare is conquering the educational world in a high rate. The Netherlands are falling behind, he argues, and should become much more active! 


a new course on Microelectronics: Solid State Physics

Since last week we have added a new course on Microelectronics: Solid State Physics (ET8027)

In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical properties of the solid-state materials. When the material physics has been throughly understood, the physics of the semiconductor device follows quite naturally and can be understood quickly and efficiently.

OCW in TU Delta

TU Delta wrote a nice article nice article (Dutch only) on OpenCourseWare TU Delft, in response to the OCW Seminar last friday.

OCW Seminar

Besides the #OCWTUD tweets and Blogposts overview on the seminar, both the slides of all speakers and Collegerama recordings have been added on the OCW website. The OCW Seminar page contains links to all this information.

Just want to check all recordings? Then visit the OpenCourseWare Collegerama page.

Blogposts about the OCW Seminar

Next to the tweets there are also some blogposts about the OCW Seminar:

When other blogposts are published, I will add them here. Leave a comment if one is missing.

Tweets of the OCW Seminar

In this blogpost you find all the tweets with the hashtag #ocwtud that was used during the conference. It gives quit a nice overview of the seminar. Thanks to the boys and girls that tweeted all day long.


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Follow the OCW Seminar Live


Check out the Seminar live recordings and twitter your reactions using hashtag #ocwtud

OCW Seminar: Enrolment closed – Live Broadcast

Enrolment for the OCW Seminar (friday, October 9th 2009) has been closed.

It is still possible to witness the morning program though: the morning sessions (9:30 – 13:00 h) will be recorded and broadcast live via Collegerama. You can watch the OCW Seminar morning sessions online, via this link.

You will also be able to react to and comment on the Seminar, obviously by e-mail, but also by using Twitter: If you add the hashtag #ocwtud to your tweets, your reactions will also be visible in the Twitter fountain, placed on the OCW Seminar page.

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