Rice University

For Creating Free Open Community College Textbooks

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/17/2014
  • Term
    9 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
We propose a renewal grant to the OpenStax project at Rice University to continue developing market-quality, peer-reviewed open textbooks. This large-scale effort, co-funded by the Michelson, Gates, Arnold, and Maxfield foundations, would provide market-quality open textbooks for the twenty-five community college courses in highest demand. In addition, OpenStax is partnering with a number of for-profit companies for distribution. This renewal would support Phase 3 of the project, building the next ten textbooks for a total of twenty open textbooks covering twenty-five semesters of material.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.rice.edu 
Address
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Grants to this Grantee
for expanding the OpenStax library of OER course materials and tools  
OpenStax at Rice University prepares students for a rapidly changing world by creating free, high-quality OER integrated with learning technologies to personalize education for all students. With this grant, OpenStax will accelerate the expansion of open textbooks for high-enrollment postsecondary courses, while opening new markets in the most sought-after and growing degree programs.This grant serves key goals for the Education Program, including increasing availability of high-quality student learning opportunities, facilitating a strong and growing technology and research partnership ecosystem, and prioritizing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in course development (Strategy: Open Educational Resources)

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