At that time, the expectation was that other educators would use the syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams from MIT courses to design their own courses. But in this first decade of MIT OpenCourseWare, independent learners have emerged as the primary users of these materials.
“First and foremost, we are trying to make these materials as complete as possible,” says OCW Publication Director Daniel Carchidi, who oversees the team creating the OCW Scholar courses. “We hope independent learners can use these materials without any additional outside resources such as texts or journal articles.”
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