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Posted in 2011

New Website released!

Today the TU Delft OpenCourseWare website hase been updated! We’re curious about what you think about it! Please let us know what we should improve!

Support the Open Education Week (March 5-10 2012)!

From March 5 – March 12 2012, the OCW Consortium will organise an Open Education Week; A global event, Open Education Week seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are high-quality, free and open educational materials that offer opportunities for people anywhere in the world to share, use and reuse knowledge.

To make this possible, resources are needed. Education-Portal.com has pledged up to $20,000 to fund these efforts, starting at a baseline of $1000,-.
From November 30th, Education-Portal.com will donate $1,- (on top of the initial $1000,-) to the OCW Consortium for each Like on their Facebook-page.

So get online and support Open Education today!

"Education-Portal.com shares the OCW Consortium’s vision of a world where everyone who wants to learn has the opportunity to do so. We believe that access to education should not require a $50,000 price tag. Because of this, we’ve pledged to support the OCW Consortium’s efforts to increase awareness of the great range of open education resources available. Stay tuned to the Open Education Week website and Education-Portal.com’s Education Insider for more details on Open Education Week!

Thanks for all you do to help students!
Best regards,

Obviously TU Delft will participate in the Open Week. But: What would you like us to do…?

TU Delft OCW Seminar was a succes!

Last Tuesday Nov 11th We organised the TU Delft OpenCourseWare Seminar 2011. Recordings of all presentation are available via http://ocw.tudelft.nl/ocw/open2011. Together with our lecturers, we’ve shared our experiences and showed you what TU Delft OpenCourseWare has accomplished and where we’re headed. Also, the TU Delft Ambassadors program was announced by our Rector Magnificus Prof. ir. Karel Luyben and a sneak peak at our website was offered.

All in all the seminar was a great succes. Many TU Delft Lecturers attended and/or watched the seminar onlibe. The TU Delft executive board attended as well. Rector Magnificus Prof. ir. Karel Luyben opened the seminar and presented the TU Delft OpenCourseWare Ambassadors program. Lecturers (and now OpenCourseWare Ambassadors) Jasper Verberk and Annemiek van Boeijen presented their experiences and ambitious plans for their OpenCourseWare materials. The President of the OCW Consortium Anka Mulder presented the OCW Consortium’s views on Open Educational resources and our own OpenCourseWare Team showed our own high ambitions for the future of TU Delft OpenCourseWare. In the end SURF showed their views on OpenCourseWare and praised TU Delft for their accomplishments in the OpenCourseWare movement, calling us a champion in the field of Dutch Educational Resources.

All in all there was a lot of enthousiasm, not only from our presenters, but from the audience as well. Vice President Education Paull Rullmann even let us know:

"I wasn’t able to attend the whole conference,
but what I did hear was very interesting and stimulating.
I’m proud to see what major steps we’ve taken already."

TU Delft Vice President Education, Drs. Paul Rullmann

We’re very happy for all reactions. Thank you for that.

a brand new course in TU Delft OpenCourseWare: Social Cohesion Design,

Social Cohesion Design, a bachelor course of Industrial Design Engineering


A product designer according to the definition of Industrial Design Institutes is a person or a team that develops a product from initial idea to the full set of specifications needed for production. Designers are typically not educated to include social cultural values such as, property, trust, social cohesion, safety, environment awareness. The Social Cohesion Design Foundation (SCDF) in Delft,The Netherlands has initiated the ‘Social Cohesion Design’ course, aiming at providing designers with a robust ‘step by step’ methodology to include aspects of social cohesion in designer practise. The methodology is named: The 3-i Methodology, and is structured in three stages, Identification, Integration and Implantation. The course has the ambition to cope with  following challenges:

  • Can industrial designers actually contribute to ‘Social Change’?
  • Can designers be social activists?
  • Can industrial designers design products/services that effectively enhance aspects of Social Cohesion?

Study Goals

  • The student is capable of reflecting on design as a potential driver for aspects of Social Cohesion in a community;The student is capable of developing a specific Social Cohesion Design Mission for a design project;
  • The student is capable of translating the mission into a scenario for a ‘Community Integrated Product System’ (C.I.P.S.).
  • The student is capable of envisioning an implantation of the C.I.P.S. in the user context contributing to ‘Social Change’.
  • The student is capable of presenting his concept for a forum of design experts, public and media.

OpenCourseWare Seminar 2011 at TU Delft in the Open Access Week (Open and Education), November 1st.

OpenCourseWare Seminar 2011, November 1st at the Schnijderszaal, Faculty EWI


Tuesday November 1st TU Delft organises an OCW Seminar (from 14:00 – 18:00, Schnijderszaal, EWI). Together with our lecturers, we’d like to share our experiences and show you what TU Delft OpenCourseWare has accomplished and where we’re headed.

Hosted by Prof. Dr. Ir. Peter Wieringa, several short presentations on TU Delft OpenCourseWare and iTunes U will be offered by our Rector Magnificus Prof. Karel Luyben, our Secretary General and president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium Drs. Anka Mulder, some of our lecturers and our project team.

Register and check out the program:


Also, some special announcements will be made, which you wouldn’t want to miss. So block this afternoon in your agenda, register, and be there on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 (from 14:00 h, in the Schnijderszaal, faculty EWI).


Nieuwe cursus gepubliceerd: Hydromechanica 1, een bachelorcursus Maritieme Techniek


Dit college is het eerste college van de bachelor Maritieme Techniek. 


In dit college wordt een introductie gegeven van een groot aantal facetten van de scheepshydromechanica en hun onderlinge samenhang zoals die later in de studie meer als geisoleerde onderwerpen aan bod komen. Behandeld worden: de hydrostatica, de geometrie beschrijving van het schip, inleiding lijnenplan, het begrip stabiliteit, de stabiliteit van drijvende lichamen, eenvoudige stabiliteit berekening bij kleine helling hoeken, de weerstand van lichamen onder water en aan het oppervlak, eenvoudige weerstand benaderings methoden voor schepen, de model wetten in de hydromechanica, de extrapolatie methode van Froude, de lift van een vleugel, de vleugel karakteristieken, de toepassing hiervan bij voortstuwing en bij scheepsschroeven, de schroef karakteristieken en een eenvoudige schroef berekening, en tenslotte de fysica van het zeilen en zeilvoortstuwing.

Column by Anka Mulder in Educause Review

In this month edition Anka Mulder has written an column about Open Educational Resources and the Role of the University:

Open Educational Resources (OER) have become an unstoppable development
since MIT started publishing educational resources online as
OpenCourseWare (OCW) in 2001. Four years ago, the OCW Consortium (http://www.ocwconsortium.org/)
was founded, and more that 250 institutions have since joined. The OCW
Consortium is the largest international OER organization, but there are
many other OER initiatives and organizations. At present, hundreds of
higher education institutions worldwide produce, reuse, and remix
educational materials. The fact that educational content is becoming
more widely available—free and online—leads to the question: What role
will colleges and universities play in the future? Some in higher
education fear that when institutions “give away” their content, the
only added value they have left is certification, turning colleges and
universities from institutions of knowledge into educational
certification factories.


Weer een nieuwe cursus uit het bachelorprogramma Electrical Engineering: Elektronische signaalbewerking II

Deze week is er weer een nieuwe cursus van Wouter Serdijn bij TU Delft OpenCourseWare gepubliceerd: Elektronische signaalbewerking II


Vakinhoud: elektronische signaalbewerking II behandelt gesampeld-analoge en vooral continue-tijd analoge circuits en systemen.

Leerdoelen: na het behalen van dit vak kan de student:
1. filter-overdrachtsfuncties middels state-space synthese afbeelden op filter-topologieen, deze optimaliseren m.b.t. dynamisch bereik en gevoeligheid voor componenten-variaties en realiseren met behulp van integratoren;
2. circuits voor integratoren, analoge filters, continue-tijd filters, en nullors (operationele versterkers) ontwerpen en effecten ten gevolge van niet-ideale componenten en aliasing analyseren

TU Delft OpenCourseWare User Survey

Survey buttonEarlier this year we conducted a user survey on TU Delft OpenCourseWare.
We wanted to know more about the visitors of our website and what they
thought about it. We also would like to see what we should improve. The 4
research questions were:

  • Who are the users of ocw.tudelft.nl?
  • For what purpose do they visit the website?
  • How satisfied are they with the OCW content and website?
  • What should be improved, according to our users?

created a online survey, which was advertised with a banner on our
website. We didn’t tell (via social media) anyone that we were
conducting a survey.We are satisfied with the results and we are working
on the actions that we conducted from the results. In the slideshare
below you can find the results.

Seminar Open Educational Resouces en auteursrechten voor docenten en medewerkers in het hoger onderwijs

30 september 2011 wordt er een Seminar gehouden over Open Educational Resources en auteursrechten. Het seminar is bedoeld voor docenten en medewerkers in het hoger onderwijs die betrokken zijn bij de ontwikkeling en het (her)gebruik ervan in het onderwijs. Er kan ingeschreven worden tot 15 september.

url: http://www.surf-academy.nl/programma/event/?id=407


Steeds meer Nederlandse universiteiten en hogescholen bieden hun leermaterialen online en vrij toegankelijk aan voor studenten en docenten. Deze leermaterialen variëren van weblectures tot e-books en complete open cursussen. Om deze leermaterialen te kunnen delen met de rest van de wereld voor (her)gebruik moeten ze ‘open’ worden gemaakt door ze onder een open licentie te publiceren.

Tijdens het seminar Open Educational Resources en auteursrechten, dat plaatsvindt op 30 september 2011, ligt de focus op de juridische vraagstukken rond open leermaterialen. SURF organiseert het seminar in samenwerking met Creative Commons Nederland en de Special Interest Group Open Educational Resources.

Aan de hand van lezingen, praktijkvoorbeelden en eigen casussen krijgt u inzicht in licenties en auteursrechtelijke kwesties, zoals:
• Auteursrechten in relatie tot het onderwijs en het (her)gebruik van open leermaterialen.
• Creative Commons licenties en andere vormen van open content licenties.
• Werken met open content in het onderwijs.
• Hoe ga je als docent en als onderwijsinstelling om met informatie over auteursrechten?
Naast theorie is er ook ruimte voor door deelnemers ingebrachte casussen en vragen uit de onderwijspraktijk.

Aan het eind van de dag kunt u uitleggen welke (on)mogelijkheden het auteursrecht biedt voor het openbaar publiceren van leermaterialen en het (her)gebruik ervan in het onderwijs.

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