The concept of sharing educational resources freely around the world, referred to as "open education" or "open courseware", is now gaining mainstream acceptance both inside and outside of the academy and has been adopted by over 200 higher education institutions worldwide. According to the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), open education has three main advantages: access and distribution of knowledge to regions of the world where higher education is not readily available; recruitment and retention of students, as well as curriculum development and research collaboration among faculty; and sustainability of interest in and access to higher education.
Welcome to New York University's Open Education Pilot which makes some exceptional NYU courses freely available to you for the very first time. The Pilot is launching with the following significant courses:
We will continue to add more courses over the coming months, and your feedback will be central to the way we make improvements to NYU Open Education. We would appreciate any feedback you may wish to share through these channels:
View the course videos via the Courses page, or on NYU's YouTube or iTunes U channel.
Did you miss TEDxNYU on April 14th? You can now see all the amazing talks from that day online!
Within NYU's YouTube presence, you can access all of the NYU Open Education courses as well as hundreds of video uploads, featuring speakers, class events, topic discussions, and faculty interviews from around the University.
No, NYU Open Education courses are offered as a way to freely share knowledge, but are not graded, credit-bearing, or part of any NYU degree or diploma program.
NYU's iTunes U section currently offers all of the NYU Open Education courses as well as hundreds of podcasts and vodcasts covering such topics as arts, humanities, business, sciences, health and medicine, social sciences, University speakers, and University life.