OCW Stories

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Akwir Alain

Self-Learner

Democratic Republic of Congo

OCW gives rare and high-level knowledge explained in a simple way.

Clinton Blackburn

Student

United States

Through OCW, I am part of a movement to help make education free and available to the world.

Demetra Tzevelekos

Educator

Greece

OCW gives me accessibility to a plethora of valuable resources and courses, thus enhancing my teaching.

eTekkatho

Education

Myanmar

MIT OCW helps students to learn not only the subject materials but also how to give presentations.

Evelyn Laurito

Educator

Phillippines

I imagine that if I had this when I was a student years ago, it would have been so much fun learning not only from the teacher, but discovering more which, probably, the teachers themselves did not know.

Jack Berger

Self-Learner

United States

I know if I can put on a resume that I have computer programming experience, I can use this skill to better my own life.

Jamie Tucker-Foltz

Student

United States

OCW refreshed all my interest in math and got me totally inspired by the material again. It changed my whole perspective.

Juan Brizuela

Self-Learner

Mexico

Since I had already learned most first-year subjects [before] I applied to the university, I didn’t struggle as much as other students…

Kian Wah Liew

Educator

Malaysia

OCW provides a chance for the students to get an idea of how it would be when studying abroad.

Kunle Adejumo

Student

Nigeria

Students need to know that these things are available.

Kyle Lee

Student

United States

OCW and MIT’s digital resources have definitely changed the way I learn and my educational experience.

Maria Karamitsou

Student

Greece

I found lecture notes, handouts and slides from presentations, and some problem sets. It helped me a lot.

Matt Zand

Educator

United States

When I saw and reviewed the course structure and materials of MIT OpenCourseWare, I knew I found what I was looking for.

Robert Talbert

Educator

United States

The course proved to me that you can teach elementary programming concepts in a clear, comprehensible way.

Shirley Harrell

Educator

United States

It's an important way to ensure the quality of my courses.

Tooba Siddiqui

Student

Pakistan

Studying in a country where there are political issues going on, such as strikes, drone attacks, target killing, etc., it’s very difficult to study. But thanks to OCW, now I do not have to worry about keeping [up] with the competing world.

Trent Parker

Self-Learner

United States

In the span of ~6 months, I went from a nearly unemployed dropout with poor, ad hoc CS skills to a technical position at one of the world's leading technology firms, in large part thanks to the open availability of these materials.

Triatno Yudo Harjoko

Educator

Indonesia

I was amazed that a university such as MIT would freely give access to its educational information.

Tuhin Bagi

Student

India

In school there are times when I don’t completely understand a topic that my teacher is lecturing. After I go to OCW, I understand it properly.

Valja Collingwood

Self-Learner

United States

I used OCW to boost my knowledge of scientific concepts that I encounter daily at my job.