The Research Council (TRC) has created the Oman Digital Academic Library (ODAL) for the purpose of fostering creativity and providing access to knowledge to college and school students. It seeks to educate and train students with sound knowledge and facilitate access to all advancements in existing and emerging technologies.
In order to achieve this purpose, TRC joined the Open Courseware Consortium (OCW), which is a global body of higher education institutions and associated organizations providing its members with free and open high-quality university level educational content. This content could be accessed through the ODAL.
Apart from Open Course Ware content, thousands of video lectures in technology, engineering, mathematics, science and management concepts are also included. It is a repository of high quality university level educational materials.
Thousands of dissertations, journals and e-books are also included in the content repository. They cover the academic, creative and scientific developments at all levels.
Detailed course notes, self-assessment tools, help and homework videos, and solutions to exams and sample problems are included many of which can be edited and attributed through creative commons license.
ODAL also has Engineering Modules that forms a repository for various engineering disciplines such as:
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Ocean Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Telecommunication Engineering