Open Education Global

For Technical Assistance For Legal Issues In Cloud Based OER Platforms

  • Amount
    $25,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/26/2012
  • Term
    10 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This proposed grant is to supplement support to the Open Courseware Consortium in establishing legal best practices for OER content repositories to leverage Internet cloud based platforms. This project will bring in legal experts to understand and document issues and solutions to indemnity and liability challenges as they relate to OER in commercial cloud platforms. After significant effort, the legal fees were higher than originally scoped and the project requires these supplemental funds.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.oeconsortium.org 
Address
60 Thoreau St, Suite 238, Concord, MA, 01742, United States
Grants to this Grantee
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.

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