Why do OpenCourseWare? Why do MITx?

As the former Chair of MIT OpenCourseWare’s Faculty Advisory Committee, Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa has been asked many many times “why does MIT do OpenCourseWare?” He spoke about his answer to this question last month at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL).


Prof. Miyagawa’s answer goes back to a quote from former MIT president Chuck Vest:
“If you share money, it disappears, but if you share knowledge, it increases.”

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