The Open University and Carnegie Mellon are working on a proposal to develop infrastructure, community and activity to help share research findings on the design and use of OERs. The draft proposal is available on an open wiki at http://iet-public-wiki.open.ac.uk/index.php/OPLRN_proposal with a discussion area available at http://iet-public-wiki.open.ac.uk/index.php/Talk:OPLRN_proposal
On March 17, 2008 Trustees of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approved $10,075,000 in Open Educational Resources grants to the following organizations:
Creative Commons (
Foothill-De Anza Community College District(
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) (
Ithaka Harbors, Inc. (
Long Now Foundation (
Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) (
Rice University (
Silicon Valley Educational Fund (San Jose, CA) for a planning grant to explore the use of OER in the San Jose School District ($180,000 over one year)
Full proposals will be availble on the Hewlett Fuondation website in a few weeks.
Hewlett Foundation Open Educational Resources ReportÃÂ - pdf version.
ÃÂ A comprehensive review and facing forward look of the OER field from:
- Dan Atkins, Director of Cyberinfrastructure at NSF;
- John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist of Xerox, Director ofÃÂ PARC, and
- Allen Hammond, World Resources Institute.
Just released, A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievement, Challenges and New Opportunities. Please distribute, read, digest and discuss here at OERderves. This report examines The William and Flora Hewlett FoundationÃ¢â¬â¢s past investments in Open Educational Resources, the emerging impact and explores future opportunities.
Central to the report is the idea of Ã¢â¬ÅTheÃÂ Brewing Perfect StormÃ¢â¬ÂÃÂ and the creation of an Open Participatory Learning Infrastructure.
We welcome your thoughts, creativity and expertise!