Round 3: Facts and figures
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Answer the following questions in the space provided.
What was announced in 2001?
MIT’s OpenCourseWare [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which at the time of writing has more than 1900 courses available freely and openly online for anyone, anywhere, to adapt, translate and redistribute.
How many members are in the OpenCourseWare Consortium? And how many open courses must they each provide?
Today there are more than 200 members, each of which has agreed to make at least ten courses available in open form.
How many of MIT’s OCW free courses have been downloaded from iTunes U?
How much has the British government spent on OERs?
How many visitors have there been to the OU’s Open Research Online since its launch in 2006?
More than 1.2 million.
How much would an OER university degree cost?
According to a 2011 article on the Times Higher Education’s website, Wayne Mackintosh (director of the Open Education Resource Foundation) said that an OER university degree could cost ‘10–15 per cent’ of a traditional degree.