Celebrating a Decade of Open Sharing:



MIT OpenCourseWare's First 10 Years: 100 Million Served

On April 4, 2001, MIT announced it would publish educational materials from all of its courses freely and openly on the Internet. Ten years later, OCW has shared materials from more than 2000 courses with an estimated 100 million individuals worldwide. Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking effort.

» Read the 2001 announcement in the New York Times.
» Watch the 2001 MIT OpenCourseWare press conference
» Read news and reflections on 10 years of OpenCourseWare

OCW's Next Decade: Reaching One Billion Minds

MIT's goal for the next decade is to increase our reach ten-fold: to reach a billion minds. We aspire by 2021 to make open educational resources like MIT OpenCourseWare the tools to bridge the global gap between human potential and opportunity, so that motivated people everywhere can improve their lives and change the world.

» Here's how


2010 WISE Awards Ceremony

OCW Executive Director Cecilia d'Oliveira talks about OCW's accomplishments and future at the Qatar Foundation WISE Award Ceremony.