Here's a chart that summarizes the development of OpenCourseWare (OCW); academic material in the form of films, audio, slides and texts that universities make freely available on the net. Most of the open education initiatives that I've been writing about recently use a lot of OCW as the content for their courses and this chart gives a welcome background to the field for those who have just discovered it.
What is amazing is that although the present OCW movement dates back to 2001 so few university teachers and leaders I meet have even heard of it. This is not a future vision or a possible scenario, this is happening now. Most of it has already happened. It's time to step out of our academic cocoons and see the opportunities.
Via: Online College Courses Blog