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Studying with the best school in the world without any physical limitations – that’s distance learning for me!

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I don’t depend on the visiting hours of my tutors any longer. Convenient online tools provide direct feedback on my progress

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Open courseware or how to study for free

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An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is an open digital publication, offered free of charge, that provides high quality educational materials for colleges and universities. These study materials are generally organized into courses, and often include planning materials and evaluation tools, in addition to educational content. Such studies do not typically provide certification or access to direct teacher assistance.

How OpenCourseWare was created

The OpenCourseWare project started in 1999 when the University of Tübingen in Germany published online video lectures. The movement gained popularity with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002, followed by other major universities in the United States.

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Goals

The Open Education Consortium is a community formed of higher education institutions and organizations committed to promoting and advancing open education worldwide. Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing with the advances of the latest technological advancements to create an open educational resource database, relevant to a great variety of learner needs.

Classic style education is limited by class capacity of higher education institutions, so it is only available to a limited number of students. Open Education helps individuals and societies solve these challenges and open the way to a global audience that may benefit from free, high-quality educational resources.

Benefits

OpenCourseWare fulfils people’s desire to learn, and offers benefits to many interested groups:

  • Students can get additional information, viewpoints and materials to help them succeed.
  • Workers gain valuable help for their jobs can learn something that will help them on the job.
  • Faculty members can exchange ideas and information with peers around the world.
  • Researchers share data and develop new networks.
  • Teachers find improved ways to help students learn.

Materials may be translated, edited, improved, mixed together and shared. Education has never been more available and free to such a vast audience.

Universities in the spotlight

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, United Kingdom

With 190 years of quality teaching, Leeds Beckett University is one of the largest universities in the UK with many nationalities represented by our 27,000 students. We offer quality teaching in an exciting learning environment and an unforgettable student experience. On 22 September 2014 Leeds Metropolitan University became Leeds Beckett University. Our name has changed, but our proud tradition of excellent education continues. You will still get the great experience that you’d expect from us and we hope you’ll be part of our exciting future!

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Milano, Italy

UCSC: a very special place The largest private university in Europe boasting over 41 000 students across 12 Schools. We distinguish ourselves for our interdisciplinary approach and wide range of services tailored to meet international students’ every need. Aside from our 190 Italian programs, we offer Undergraduate, Graduate, Summer and Semester programs in English in the heart of the city. We offer scholarship opportunities to international students. By living and studying in Milan, with its constant flow of international businesses and investments, our students are ideally positioned to put to practice the knowledge gained in their studies whilst using their own language abilities and cultural competencies.

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Business School Netherlands

Buren, Netherlands

Business School Netherlands has been active as an international business school since 1988 and continues to expand provision of Action Learning programmes beyond the boundaries of the Netherlands, creating a global Action Learning community of business leaders, all following the same steps to success.

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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Göttingen, Germany

Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university of high international standing. The university is renowned not only for its remarkably diverse range of subjects, but also for its research-led teaching and outstanding scientific environment, in which more than 40 Nobel laureates have lived, studied, taught and pursued their research.

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University of Essex

Colchester, United Kingdom

Founded nearly fifty years ago, the University of Essex is ranked in the top ten universities in the UK for the quality of our research and second among mainstream UK universities for overall student satisfaction. We are one of the most internationally diverse campus-based universities in Britain, with more than one third of our 11,000 students coming from outside the UK.

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