Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Editors’ Note: Open Educational Resources: Past, Present, and Future

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Haynes R. Miller, Eric Klopfer, and Karen E. Willcox

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

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    MIT OpenCourseWare: How it Began

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Shigeru Miyagawa

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    MIT OpenCourseWare A Leader in Open Education

    MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW; ocw.mit.edu) 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 ... Read More

    Author: Cecilia d’Oliveira and Jeffrey S. Lazarus

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    edX: Open Education in the 21st Century

    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, ... Read More

    Author: Nina B. Huntemann

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering the Science of Learning

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Justin Reich

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Crosslinks: Improving Course Connectivity Using Online Open Educational Resources

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Haynes R. Miller, Karen E. Willcox, and Luwen Huang

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Open Educational Resources: Nearing an Inflection Point for Adoption?

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Rebecca J. Griffiths and Nancy L. Maron

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Op-Ed: Recovery of Rare Earths from Coal and Byproducts

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Evan J. Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary Anne Alvin

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    An Interview with . . . Dennis Kelly

    Image 1 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 ... Read More

    Author: Dennis Kelly

    Fall Bridge on Open Educational Resources

    Release date: Fall 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 3