MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) has formally partnered with three organizations that are translating MIT OCW course materials into Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
For more information on how an institution can become an MIT OCW Translation Affiliate, please contact the MIT OCW External Outreach Liaison .
Spanish and Portuguese Translations: Universia
Universia, a consortium of more than 800 colleges in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, has translated nearly 100 courses into Spanish and Portuguese as of May 31, 2006. The translated courses have links on their MIT OCW homepages directly to the Universia-translated version. The translated courses are available in Spanish and in Portuguese.
Simplified Chinese Translations: China Open Resources for Education
China Open Resources for Education (CORE) is a consortium of leading universities in China that has translated over 130 courses into Simplified Chinese. The translated courses have links on their MIT OCW homepages directly to the CORE-translated version. The translated courses are available in Simplified Chinese.
Traditional Chinese Translations: Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System
Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS) is a volunteer-based organization that has translated over 30 courses into Traditional Chinese. The translated courses have links on their MIT OCW homepages directly to the OOPS-translated version. The translated courses are available in Traditional Chinese.
Since September 2002, when the MIT OCW pilot phase opened to the public, MIT OCW materials have been translated into at least 10 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, French, German, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian.
Under the MIT OCW Creative Commons license, users are allowed to translate MIT OCW materials into the language of their choice. Translations are acceptable use of MIT OCW materials provided they meet the three requirements of the MIT OCW Creative Commons license: That the user provide attribution of the materials they choose to adapt; that the use of the materials be a non-commercial activity; and that the user share the derivative work openly as MIT OCW is free and open, or “share alike.” The complete Creative Commons license is available on our site.
In addition, any of MIT OCW materials translated into other languages from the original English must be accompanied by the following disclaimer: "These MIT OpenCourseWare course materials have been translated into ________________ [language] by _____________________ [individual or group name]. NEITHER THE MIT FACULTY AUTHORS, MIT, NOR MIT OPENCOURSEWARE WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE TRANSLATIONS. MIT AND MIT OPENCOURSEWARE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE TRANSLATED MATERIALS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE ABSENCE OF ERRORS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE. NEITHER MIT NOR MIT OPENCOURSEWARE BEAR ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INACCURACIES IN TRANSLATION. ANY INACCURACIES OR OTHER DEFECTS CONTAINED IN THIS MATERIAL, DUE TO INACCURACIES IN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION, ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF _____________________ [individual or group name] AND NOT MIT OPENCOURSEWARE."