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OpenCourseWare (OCW) is selected curricula from outstanding American universities and  other institutes of learning, offered free of charge and delivered via the Internet.  

OCW is a twenty-first century phenomenon, a benefit of and testament to the power and global accessibility afforded by the Internet.  It is a tool with the potential to improve student achievement by giving high school students a preview of the breath, scope, complexity, and satisfaction of high quality college classes.

The Independent OpenCourseWare Study Program (IOCS) is a framework developed by Juliana Meehan and Eric Sheninger and piloted at New Milford High School, New Milford, NJ through the Academies @ NMHS.  IOCS enables high school students to access this powerful learning resource and earn high school credit for their work.

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Tariq Khan and Caleb Gomez demonstrating Python Programming

Tariq Khan and Caleb Gomez participated in the first application of the IOCS framework during  their senior year at New  Milford High School, New Milford, NJ, under  the  direction  of  principal  Eric Sheninger.  The students studied Python  Programming,  offered by  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a pioneer of the OpenCourseWare concept.