:async: The Sustainable Model of NCTU OCW

Authors: Ta-Wei Li, Yue-Shuang Chang, Feng-Chen Hsieh, Ken Nett Khoo, Mong-Ying Lin
Institution: National Chiao Tung University
Country: Taiwan

Topic: Applications of Open Education Practices/Open Pedagogy/Open Education Research
Sector: Higher Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Inclusive OER
Session Format: Poster


When the OCW movement took off with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001, it soon became the most famous open education resources globally. The OCW wave hit Taiwan around 2006. In Taiwan, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was the first university to launch the OCW project in 2006, and the first three OCW courses were calculus, physics and chemistry. Since then, a total of 25 Taiwanese universities had built more than 770 OCW courses during the time between 2006 and 2013.

In Taiwan, the OCW wave has abruptly been engulfed by the MOOC tsunami since 2012. Now, there are less than 5 universities that continue to create OCW courses, but more than 60 universities keep building new MOOC programs.

Nevertheless, NCTU is still building 12 ~ 16 OCW courses annually. Before the end of last summer, NCTU OCW platform (https://ocw.nctu.edu.tw/) had collected more than 280 OCW courses. This poster is to explain why NCTU continues to build new OCW courses and how NCTU builds the sustainable model of OCW. It will reveal several key factors for the foundation of the sustainability, which includes NCTU OCW policy, NCTU OCW culture as well as the modifiable technologies of recording and post editing.


OCW, NCTU, recording models, post-editing techniques