MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Dan Hussain heads a Fellowship for MIT's Public Service Center to help develop an integrated energy education curriculum and text book for high school students. In addition, Mr. Hussain is a contributor to OpenCourseWare. The Personal Internet worked Notary and Guardian (PING): The Policy Implications of a Patient-Controlled Electronic Medical Record By Dan Hussain, Andrew Werner and Neil Desai.
In 1999, MIT Faculty considered how to use the Internet in pursuit of MIT's mission—to advance knowledge and educate students—and in 2000 proposed OCW. MIT published the first proof-of-concept site in 2002, containing 50 courses. By November 2007, MIT completed the initial publication of virtually the entire curriculum, over 1,800 courses in 33 academic disciplines. Going forward, the OCW team is updating existing courses and adding new content and services to their site.