The 2012 Outstanding New Site Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, awarded to a site launched in the previous calendar year, has been given to the Virtual University of Pakistan OpenCourseWare site. The site includes 138 undergraduate and graduate courses and 6,000 hours of video.
National Chiao Tung University OpenCourseWare is the 2012 recipient of the Landmark Site Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence, which is conferred upon an outstanding OCW launched prior to the previous calendar year. NCTU OCW has 124 courses, including 102 with full video recordings of lectures. The site received more than 3 million visits in 2011.
The 2012 Technical Innovation Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence has been given to Smarthistory.org for outstanding presentation of humanities content. Smarthistory uses conversation and multimedia to make art history accessible and meaningful. The site employs Flickr and on-site video to re-locate artwork in its historical and contemporary contexts. More than thirty art historians, with varied specialties, have contributed to the site.