NetEase, the third largest portal site in China, has joined the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW Consortium) as a sustaining affiliate member. NetEase is the first company in China and one of the first international private companies to join the consortium’s movement to provide formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality university educational materials.
As one of the largest Internet portals in China, NetEase attracts more than 1.5 million unique users each day to its open contents project site. NetEase will host a series of translated content and videos from the OCW Consortium’s rich database on its portal, “Open Course Videos Project,” allowing Chinese-speaking self-learners to benefit from the most sophisticated, brilliant and inspiring knowledge, technologies and ideas taught by prestigious educators around the globe.
“Knowledge as a public good is the driving philosophy behind OpenCourseWare and now, thanks in part to the relationship with NetEase, our content will be accessible to China’s population,” says Stephen E. Carson, president of OCW Consortium. “Scholars and self-learners from around the world have enjoyed the benefits of OpenCourseWare, and the Consortium is excited that this movement is supported and growing in China.”
More info: www.ocwconsortium.org