As the U.S. economy slowly regains its footing, federal and state governments continue to explore ways to simultaneously cut costs and maximize impact. In the realm of education, the U.S. Department of Education recognizes Open Educational Resources (OER) as one possible answer, and sees its role as "stimulating the development and use of OER in ways that address pressing education issues." (Source: http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010/open-educational-resources) As it continues to learn more about OER, the Department of Education is looking for technical assistance in informing its own policy practices, educating the federal government on the use and benefits of OER, intellectual property licenses that support national education goals, and on administering its OER program. This proposed grant will support a Fellow as OER Advisor to provide technical assistance to the Department. The position will move to the Open CourseWare Consortium, giving it broader impact both nationally and internationally.
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for supporting culturally responsive instructional reform in California Community Colleges
Open Education Global leads a consortium of North American community colleges called CCCOER in advancing open education to ensure equitable, inclusive, and meaningful learning experiences. With College of the Canyons, CCCOER will undertake a two-year program to support California Community Colleges in culturally responsive teaching practices through the use of OER and open pedagogy. Participating faculty will engage in a two-semester online program to learn and implement best practices for using open pedagogy to achieve inclusive classroom experiences. Faculty, students, and administrators will participate in the evaluation of the program impact. (Substrategy: Sustainable Systems)
for general operating support
Open Education Global leads and stewards advocacy, development, and use of open education worldwide. The group works with global members, partners, and advocates to generate and advance open education policy, practices, and resources. Its global open education focus and membership uniquely positions it to lead international collaboration with system leaders to build an inclusive ecosystem. (Substrategy: Field Building)