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MANAGING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

MICHAEL RAPPA

OPEN COURSEWARE INITIATIVE

What does the Web need most now? "Openness" -- Tim Berners-Lee [ Science Friday interview, 11.01.2002 ]

Managing the Digital Enterprise is a project of the Open Courseware Lab begun in 1998 at North Carolina State University. The term "open courseware" applies to educational material that is made publicly available for individual use without charge, typically via the web. Open courseware follows the traditional ethic among scholars of sharing information to advance the frontier of knowledge.

The site strives to adhere to the following set of principles:

  • OPEN ALL THE TIME

To provide an educational resource that is available year round, whenever a student may need it.

  • OPEN EVERYWHERE

To provide a resource that reaches across geographic, organizational, and national boundaries.

  • OPEN TO EVERYONE

To provide a resource that is open to everyone who has access to the web.

  • OPEN TO COLLABORATION

To provide a resource that engages scholars and practitioners in collaborative learning community.

  • OPEN TO CHANGE

To provide a resource that continually changes to reflect the latest developments in research and practice.

  • OPEN-MINDED

To provide a resource that presents diverse points of view.

  • OPEN ARCHITECTURE

Lastly, to provide an educational resource that is open by design. It is both open and depends upon the openness of the web to create educational value.

Instructors:

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