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Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources
September 26, 2016 Volume 46 Issue 3
Articles In This Issue
  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorHaynes R. Miller, Eric Klopfer, and Karen E. Willcox

    This issue celebrates the past and contemplates the future of open educational resources (OERs). The amount and availability of digital learning material have grown astronomically in recent years. The landscape of entities competing to offer “open” education has similarly grown, and ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorShigeru Miyagawa

    On April 4, 2016, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology celebrated the 15th anniversary of the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW). On that date in 2001, President Charles Vest announced that the institute would make course material from virtually all undergraduate and graduate courses ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorCecilia d’Oliveira and Jeffrey S. Lazarus

    MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW; is a free, publicly accessible Web-based resource that offers high-quality educational materials from more than 2,300 courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—virtually the entire graduate and undergraduate curriculum, reflecting the teaching ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorNina B. Huntemann

    This is a moment when the US, and, I would argue, the whole world, needs to educate more students—partly because we need them to help solve the challenges the world is facing, and partly because education is the most powerful social and economic equalizer.

    – L. Rafael Reif, President, ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorJustin Reich

    Developing a Continuous Research Infrastructure for MOOCs to Catalyze Learning Research

    Four years since the creation of Coursera and edX, there is much to celebrate in the accomplishments of research into massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open online learning.

    Millions of ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorHaynes R. Miller, Karen E. Willcox, and Luwen Huang

    The flexibility of student pathways in today’s university programs can make it difficult for students to perceive the relationships between the courses they take and to integrate their knowledge and skills in a useful way. In this paper we describe a tool we have developed to help students ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorRebecca J. Griffiths and Nancy L. Maron

    The rising cost of higher education and resulting financial burden on students and families have attracted increasing attention. One area of concern is the cost of course materials, which—at $200 for some textbooks—can be prohibitive for students. At the same time, more educational ...

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorEvan J. Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary Anne Alvin

    A Paradigm Shift for Coal Research

    Coal is an important resource, both in the United States and around the world. The United States generates approximately 30 percent of its electricity through coal combustion and, at the current overall rate of consumption, has more than a 250-year supply of coal.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    AuthorDennis Kelly

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    RON LATANISION (RML): Cameron and I are so pleased to talk with you. We have observed that engineers often do things that go beyond their engineering education—for example, there are engineers who have been president of the United States, members of Congress, poets and authors, ...