A simple (but brilliant!) solution to an OpenCourseWare problem

| May 13, 2010

Thanks to Pierre Far, OpenCourseWare has gotten even better! Far developed a search engine, OCW Search, that indexes course offerings and course content from MIT, Stanford Engineering Everywhere, Open University LearningSpace, UMass- Boston, and the University of Tokyo. Far was responding to the fragmented experience learners face when searching for courses on the aforementioned OCW sites.

Far describes his endeavor as a “labor of love” which, of course, means he’s not getting that cash money (yet). Far worries that a lack of funding will halt innovations to his idea but looks forward to the contributions of edtech entrepreneurs to the OCW initiative.