Tufts OpenCourseWare TUSK and OCW at Tufts… how we do it and faculty response Susan Albright Director, TUSK Educause October 2006
Sustainability? • Build onto the business practices of the University • Database structure for ease of content maintenance
TUSK Components Data Model User Interface Author Interface Programming Interface External Interface Admin Interface
Faculty Response • Three-Dimensional Modeling, Animation and Rendering Using Blender 3D Software – Neal Hirsig • “Thank you for all of your hard work on this project and putting up with all of my demands. The final product is wonderful and I am proud to have my name associated with it.”
Faculty Response • Promoting Positive Development Among Youth – Rich Lerner • “Thanks so much Robbin. I am very excited about the forthcoming launch of the course on the real OCW website. I am so, so grateful for your patience, support, and guidance throughout the project. Rich” • “Hi All. I thought you might be interested in knowing that with the creative collaboration of our graduate student, Jack Peltz, and our Tufts colleague, Robbin Smith, I have been able to have my CD 85 course, “Promoting Positive Development among Youth,” included on Tufts Open Course Ware (OCW). Here is the web site: http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/31I hope you will consider including your courses on OCW. Greater representation of our Department would be wonderful in my view. You can contact Robbin for detail. Best regards, Rich”
Faculty Response • Epidemiology and Biostatistics…You can now add my name to the course on OCW….
Usage Statistics: Visitors • growth in website usage since go-live • 299,055 visits to date • Substantial increase in overall Tufts OCW usage • In August 2006, Tufts OCW received 36,330 visits • 24,967 visits from new visitors • 7,785 visits from returning visitors