The ASU Open Courseware platform provides a mechanism for course providers to easily publish their online course content. Anyone with Internet access and a web browser is able to view, download or participate in any ASU OCW course, anonymously or by authenticating with an account to take advantage of personalization, portfolio and other extended features.
The ASU Open Courseware platform consists of:
- A front-end web site that will provide a course catalog, a search function and other utilities
- A Sakai implementation to deliver OCW course content
- Import and export tools that will assist course developers in getting OCW courses created as well as help with using the Learning Resource Manager to manage and share learning objects
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