OCW BlogMay 15, 2013
Larry Cooperman Elected to President of the Board of the OCW Consortium
Last week in Bali, Indonesia, Larry Cooperman, the director of UCI’s OpenCourseWare program, was elected as President of the board of the OCW Consortium. Larry is currently serving his second term as a board member of the OCW Consortium. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is comprised of higher education institutions and associated organizations dedicated to expanding access to education.
Larry’s role in the OpenCourseWare movement has grown with the expansion of the UCI’s OpenCourseWare program, which has steadily added new content in recent years. In March, UCI unveiled the OpenChem project, which is a set of video lectures covering the undergraduate curriculum at UC Irvine.
Larry Cooperman (right) with Dr. Bakary Diallo, Rector of the African Virtual University (pictured left) and Consortium board member Murilo Mendonca (middle), professor of English at Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Brazil).[ Comments: 0 | Author: Adriana Maestas ]
Mar 11, 2013
UCI announces OpenChem
The Department of Chemistry and the School of Physical Sciences, in collaboration with UCI OpenCourseWare, have announced today what they are dubbing as “OpenChem,” a set of video lectures that combine four years’ worth of classes that a chemistry major might take. If you’ve sat in a chemistry lecture hall recently, you may have seen students reviewing the whiteboard or the slides from the previous lecture. Now these lectures are available on the UCIrvineOCW YouTube channel as well as through the OCW website. This week, a special website was set up to ease access to the open chemistry lectures.
Today, Monday, March 11, UCIrvine News featured Professor James Nowick, whose success with open publication of his Chem 51A lectures led to the OpenChem project. UCI’s Teaching, Learning & Technology Center videotaped the lecture, which were subsequently published on YouTube. He tells the story below:[ Comments: 0 | Author: Larry COOPERMAN ]
Nov 21, 2012
Larry Cooperman, Director UCI OCW, to Appear on HuffPost Live on Monday
On Monday morning, Larry Cooperman, the Director of the UCI OpenCourseWare program, will appear on HuffPost Live for a video segment on MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses. This segment will address the role of MOOCs in democratizing higher education. The segment is schedule to air on Monday at 9:30 AM Pacific (you may want to log on a few minutes earlier). To view the segment, click here.[ Comments: 0 | Author: Adriana Maestas ]
Oct 18, 2012
UCI OpenCourseWare Site Will Be Down for Part of this Weekend (Oct. 20)
The UCI OpenCourseWare site will be down for part of this weekend starting at 9:30 PM on Saturday, October 20 until 6:30 AM on Sunday, October 21. If you need access to video lectures, please check out our youtube channel here, which will not be affected by the planned outage.[ Comments: 0 | Author: Adriana Maestas ]