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A group of partners are working with MIT OpenCourseWare to achieve its publishing goals, and have made in-kind donations of time and resources to help us publish virtually all MIT courses.

Foundation Support

Willam and Flora Hewlett FoundationThe Hewlett Foundation, incorporated as a private foundation in 1966, was established by the late Palo Alto, CA, industrialist William R. Hewlett, his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son, Walter B. Hewlett. Headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, the foundation concentrates its resources on activities in conflict resolution, education, environment, performing arts, population, and U.S.-Latin American relations.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Mellon Foundation is the result of the consolidation on June 30, 1969 of the Old Dominion Foundation into the Avalon Foundation with the name of the latter being changed to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Avalon Foundation was founded in December 1940 by Ailsa Mellon Bruce, daughter of Andrew W. Mellon. The New York, NY-based foundation is active in higher education, museums and art conservation, performing arts, population, conservation and the environment, and public affairs.

MIT OCW Donors

Jon Gruber, MIT Class of 1964 alumnus
Larry Birenbaum, MIT Class of 1969 alumnus

Content Partners

Universia - A consortium of more than 800 colleges and universities in Latin America, Spain and Portugal that has translated a sample of 95 MIT OCW courses into Spanish and Portuguese.

Chinese Open Resources for Education (CORE) - A consortium of Chinese colleges and universities that will translate all of MIT OCW's courses into Chinese, and offer open and free access to the course materials from Chinese educators, over the course of the next five years.

Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL) - COSL, housed in the Instructional Technology Department at Utah State University, is a research center which aims to help people access high quality learning opportunities. By focusing on open education, developing open source software, fostering strategic partnerships, and providing related services, COSL strives to create a worldwide environment in which individuals are able to gain access to the learning opportunities they want and need, and in which open education is a respected part of the larger educational ecosystem.

Evaluation Partners

InterAcademy Council

Vendor Partners

Sapient - The Sapient Corporation has been MIT OCW's primary partner in the design, implementation, and support of the MIT OCW Web site's underlying content management and publishing infrastructure. Sapient also provides program management and content authoring services.

Maxtor - Maxtor is the leader in delivering simple, innovative and quality network storage and backup solutions for safeguarding critical business data, personal content and digital entertainment.  Maxtor has donated 100 hard drives to MIT OCW to support our mirror site program that is distributing MIT OCW content to users around the globe.

Microsoft - Microsoft provided consulting services, under a grant, that helped MIT OCW implement a content management system based on the product Microsoft Content Management System 2002.

Akamai - Akamai provides worldwide delivery of MIT OCW content, as well as network storage, video streaming services, and site monitoring tools through its extensive worldwide network.

Hewlett-Packard - Under a grant, HP provided hardware that helped MIT OCW establish a robust server infrastructure.

NetRaker - NetRaker provides services, under a grant, that helps MIT OCW conduct in-depth evaluations of visitor use of MIT OCW educational materials.