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Renewed OCW website available


The last couple of months the renewal of the OpenCourseWare website took a lot of effort, paving the way towards more interaction options and community building in the field of OpenCourseWare. Also the ease of use is improved for lecturers. As of now, you can see the results of this First phase at http://ocw.tudelft.nl.


The new OCW website offers some new functions


The new TU Delft Corporate Identity offers new possibilities for structuring courses. The renewed OpenCourseWare website is shaped in the new TU Delft Corportate identity. Also Bureau OpenER can copy courses onto the OpenCourseWare website as they have been set up in Blackboard. Finally metadating on course level in stead of document level allows the structure of courses to depart from having to list all documents and links in automatic chronological order. Thanks to these renewals it is now possible to better structure courses published on the OpenCourseWare website.


Expansion of Educational materials towards new audiences


Besides the functional renewals the OpenCourseWare also offers educational materials for new audiences, such as Bachelor students and Secondary Education students. The OpenCourseWare educational materials offer has been expanded towards  Secondary Education. Besides regular Bachelor Courses, NLT modules, Secondary Educational Cases and TU Delft Flash Lectures are offered too now. You can find these educational Materials at http://vwo-lesmateriaal.tudelft.nl (all in Dutch).

The Secondary Education portal also offers room for introduction courses. These introduction courses will offer a nice overview of the kind of education new students can expect when they sign for a TU Delft study. 


Education Materials for Bachelor students 

The OpenCourseWare website will also be filled up with regular educational materials at Bachelors level. These kinds of educational materials can fulfill the same goal for Secondary Education students, but can also offer regular Bachelor students better insight in making their choices for minors for example.


The renewal of the OpenCourseWare website means finishing up a first phase, paving the way towards more community building. But to get there, there are a number of options to improve the OpenCourseWare website and to involve lifelon learners as well as our own students more with OpenCourseWare.



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