The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations that use a shared model to create a broad and deep body of open educational content. This proposed project grant would support a new effort to demonstrate the power of open licensing in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The Consortium would work with its members to develop a number of MOOCs using all openly licensed resources for a fraction of the cost of current MOOCs. This would be a pilot demonstration of the way in which open licensing enables more and better collaboration while reducing costs.
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for general operating support
Open Education Global is a nonprofit, members-based network providing advocacy and support for adoption and implementation of open education around the world. Activities, events, and services aim to provide more equitable access to knowledge for teachers and students around the world through high-quality, openly licensed educational materials. Open Education Global works with its members to build open education capacity, inform policy, and create sustainable models, as well as enable international collaboration and innovation.
for the Community College OpenCourseWare project
This request is to support the smooth transition of two influential organizations into one and to more fully promote the adaptation, use, and production of OER among community colleges in the United States. The OpenCourseWare Consortium and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources both support the integration of OER into accepted teaching and learning practices in higher education. To reduce overlaps, enlarge influence, and create a cohesive program of support for institutions across the higher education landscape, these two organizations have decided to merge and leverage their strengths.