Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For The EdX Project
Type of SupportProject
The Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) requests a grant to support a convening to build the field of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and to integrate Open Educational Resources (OER) into their MOOC infrastructure called EdX. MOOCs are a relatively new form of online education that have the capability of supporting hundreds of thousands of learners at a time. This grant will allow EdX to hold the first industry meeting focused on MOOC field building. It is important to establish collaborative practices in this new field in order to advance learning and openness as much as possible. In addition, half of these grant funds will support EdX to integrate OER into their platform. Currently, the resources published on EdX are not openly licensed, and with these funds EdX intends to select a Creative Commons license, and explore potential designs for an OER publishing model.
About the Grantee
77 Massachusetts Avenue 26-237, Cambridge, MA, 02139-4307, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for sponsorship of the HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions and Open 2030 convening
for support of the Election Data and Science Lab
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab advances and disseminates scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States but with attention to the rest of the world. By addressing the multiple audiences of academic researchers, the general public, and practitioners, it serves a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and supports a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S.