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Sofia - Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets

"Sofia - the wisdom and intellectual virtue achieved when striving after the best ends and using the best means." --Aristotle

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Welcome to the Sofia Open Content Initiative! Sofia Pilot Publishes Eight "Open" Courses

FOOTHILL GLOBAL ACCESS, Los Altos Hills, CA--Content for eight courses is now available online for free through the Sofia open content initiative, thanks to the joint contributions of faculty, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Foothill-De Anza Community College District, and can now be accessed at the Course Gallery. Learn more... What is the Sofia Project?

The Sofia project is an open content initiative launched by the Foothill - De Anza Community College District with funding support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Under the leadership of Foothill College, Sofia promotes faculty and institutional sharing of online content.

Modeled after MIT′s OpenCourseWare Initiative, Sofia encourages the free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web. It is our hope that Sofia will lead to the exploration of ways of supporting instruction and student learning using web-based resources.

Directed by Vivian Sinou, Dean of Learning Technology & Innovations at Foothill College, Sofia was launched with a pilot in March of 2004. The pilot effort began with a call for contributions that was extended to faculty from Foothill-De Anza, the ETUDES Alliance, and the California Virtual Campus. The long-term vision is to broaden participation in the Sofia project, promoting openness, sharing, and collaboration globally.

For more information on the Sofia open content initiative, refer to the FAQ. If you have any questions, contact us.