Rice University

For Marketing And Distribution Of Open Textbooks

  • Amount
    $450,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Rice University launched OpenStax College in 2012 to develop and disseminate a library of high-quality, openly licensed textbooks for the 25 most popular college courses in the United States. The college will launch a national marketing campaign designed to raise awareness of the availability of high-quality OER and drive adoption of its suite of openly licensed textbooks. This project will promote greater mainstream adoption of open textbooks in higher education.
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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