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Posted in November 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,
Education-Portal.com"

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.

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