In the most recent issue of Innovate, Stephen reviews the OCWC website. He is generally unimpressed, making a variety of comments about the lack of interactivity offered by the site: “contrary to expectations, there is no discussion or community component,” “if there is a community – and one presumes there is – it is well hidden,” and “it is unfortunate that the main access point to the OpenCourseWare Consortium is an impenetrable barrier.”
Now I happen to know the person at the other end of the email address on the OCWC site, and he does a phenomenal job of responding. But Stephen’s comments are worth considering. Stephen also apparently hasn’t seen the OCWC wiki: http://ohana.mit.edu/ocwc/. It’s unsurprising that he hasn’t heard of it, though. I just asked Google who links there and apparently not a single site on the internet does (until now w00t!). I wonder why that is?