OCW CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2013 COURSE AWARDS FOR OPENCOURSEWARE EXCELLENCE

OCW CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF
2013 COURSE AWARDS FOR OPENCOURSEWARE EXCELLENCE
Awards recognize significant contributions to free and open education

Cambridge, MA – The OpenCourseWare Consortium announces the course winners for the 2013 Awards in OpenCourseWare Excellence.  The award winners were recognized during a special awards ceremony at the annual OCW Consortium Conference held in Bali, Indonesia from 8-10 May 2013.

Awards were given in two categories of open courses – text-based and multimedia.  Text based courses include written materials for the course, including lecture notes, assessments, syllabi, calendars and readings.  Multimedia courses also include video, audio or other type of multimedia presentation of materials.  Winning courses are selected by a committee of educators from around the world.  Courses are produced in a variety of languages and developed by institutions committed to increasing access to high quality higher education for everyone.

2013 Course winners – text based courses:
– An American Constitutional History Course for Non American Students
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
– Delft Design Guide
Delft University of Technology
– Atomic Physics
African Virtual University
– Fisiología Humana
Universidad de Cantabria
– Conocimientos Básicos de Matemáticas para Primeros Cursos Universitarios
Universidad de Zaragoza

2013 Course winners – multimedia courses:
– Thermal and Statistical Physics
National Tsing Hua University Opencourceware
– Productos de apoyo y tecnologías de la información y las telecomunicaciones
UNED: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
– Basic Arithmetic
Scottsdale Community College
– Developmental Math
The NROC Project
– Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I
Delft University of Technology

“We are very pleased to recognize these institutions and the courses they have contributed to free and open education”, said Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. “These courses are outstanding examples of the impressive content available as open educational resources, and have been recognized by the OCW community for their excellence.”

About the OpenCourseWare Consortium

The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 250 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Activities of the OpenCourseWare Consortium are supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, member dues, and contributions from sustaining members including: African Virtual University, Delft University of Technology, Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV Online, Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Korea OpenCourseWare Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NetEase Information Technology, Open Universiteit, Taiwan OpenCourseWare Consortium, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Tufts University, Universia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of California, Irvine and the University of Michigan.

Contact:
Stephen Carson
Chair
OpenCourseWare Consortium Awards Committee
617-253-1250
scarson@ocwconsortium.org
http://ocwconsortium.org