Saturday, September 24, 2011

Live Tuesday Sept. 27th with Cecilia d'Oliveira from MIT's OpenCourseWare

Join me Tuesday, September 27th, for a live and interactive webinar with Cecilia d’Oliveira, Executive Director, OpenCourseWare (OCW) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cecilia was the technology director for OCW since 2002, and in 2008 was named executive director. She was also a winner of a 2010 WISE Award.

Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and a portable .mp3 audio recording is available at

Cecilia d’Oliveira is Executive Director of OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Ms. d'Oliveira leads the team that works with MIT faculty to publish MIT's course materials openly and with organizations around the world who are implementing their own opencourseware programs as institutional initiatives or national education policy. From 2002 to 2008 she served as MIT OpenCourseWare's Technology Director with responsibility for  building the technical infrastructure for the program. Over 25 years she has worked in a variety of information technology positions, focused on technology innovation in support of MIT education, research and business initiatives. Ms. d’Oliveira received a Master's degree from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from MIT.

From the OpenCourseWare Site:  In 1999, MIT Faculty considered how to use the Internet in pursuit of MIT's mission—to advance knowledge and educate students—and in 2000 proposed OCW. MIT published the first proof-of-concept site in 2002, containing 50 courses. By November 2007, MIT completed the initial publication of virtually the entire curriculum, over 1,800 courses in 33 academic disciplines. Going forward, the OCW team is updating existing courses and adding new content and services to the site.


  1. Steve - Excellent preso by Cecilia. I'm inspired.
    Bill Young
    Sunbury OH

  2. Great talk and great comments. Impressive. MIT pretty much led the OCW train through their leadership. That is the role of a great university.

  3. Agree. Great presentation. Good to remind us that universities should have a grand vision and a great university should have a truly noble vision, like "Education for the World." Thanks MITOCW.


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