About the Open Lab

The Open Courseware Laboratory was founded at North Carolina State University in 1998 by Professor Michael Rappa. The mission of the Lab is to invent novel ways of using the Internet to promote the open exchange of knowledge within the academic community. This includes the provision of research and course materials that are made freely available on the World Wide Web for non-commercial use.

The Lab provides assistance to NC State University faculty and staff for the development and operation of open educational Web sites and with conducting research online. If you are a member of the NC State community and would like to become involved with open courseware, please feel welcome to contact us.