OpenLearn Celebrates 10 million Visits

OpenLearn started out with 900 hours of learning material, rising to 5,400 by the end of the pilot and still growing. There are over 500 study units now available, covering 40% of the Open University (OU) course offering. In the first month we saw 70,000 visitors and regularly saw over 400,000 visitors a month during 2009, totaling 8 million unique users to date.

There have had 10 million visits to OpenLearn since launch in October 2006.

The OU was the first UK University to make materials available at this scale. They received funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. They are now a national support center for OER, and OpenLearn is expanding in the coming months to be an online media hub, with a more community-focused front-end featuring more interactive content.


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