Response from an OCW guy at MIT to my initial question

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Partick,

Happy to help you drum up support. I'd suggest you check out the "Making the Case" sections of both the OCW Consortium and MIT "How To" sites:

http://ocwconsortium.org/share/howto/case.html http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/HowTo/MakingTheCase.htm

I also have plenty of data available on the benefits to MIT for having done the project. There's a section on MIT use and benefits in our latest evaluation report:

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/AboutOCW/evaluation.htm

and I can update some of it.

After you've reviewed this, I'm happy to talk further. The main challenge is to identify influential faculty or deans and get them to champion the idea.

Best,

Steve Carson Senior Strategist OpenCourseWare | Massachusetts Institute of Technology One Broadway | 8th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142

http://ocw.mit.edu http://ocwconsortium.org http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/HowTo/index.htm