1/29/2011

Year-End Stats from MIT Point to Increasing Popularity of Open Educational Resources

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  • 17.5 million visits
  • 9.6 million visitors
  • 1.82 visits per visitor
  • 98.3 million page views (a little lower than 2009)
  • 5.63 page views per visit
  • 1.9 million zip files downloaded
  • 11.8 million files downloaded from iTunes U
  • 7.3 million videos viewed on YouTube
  • 275,000 visits from the MIT community
  • 446,000 visits referred by StumbleUpon, 172,000 by Reddit, 112,000 by Wikipedia, 95,000 by YouTube, and 78,000 by Facebook
  • 38% of visits used Firefox, 33% used IE, 15% used Chrome, and 10% used Safari
Notable among these figures are users' preferences for content delivery via iTunes U and YouTube, as opposed to downloading a zip file containing a course package. Also interesting: visitors from the MIT community are only 1% of those who use the service, successfully fulfilling the program's mission of "open sharing of MIT teaching materials with educators, students, and self-learners around the world."

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