[IAEP] Grants for Open Educational Resources

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 13:19:43 EDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I intend to apply for creating digital textbook replacements. Anyone
> else interested?

How about affiliating with Sugar Labs as a Sugar Labs project?

> http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/22912
> U.S. Department of Education includes OER in notice of proposed
> priorities for grant programs
> Timothy Vollmer, August 5th, 2010
> Today the U.S. Department of Education took another big step in
> supporting open educational resources (OER). In the Federal Register,
> the Department released a notice of proposed priorities (NPP):
>    The Secretary of Education proposes priorities that the Department
> of Education (Department) may use for any appropriate discretionary
> grant program in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and future years … This action
> will permit all offices in the Department to use, as appropriate for
> particular discretionary grant programs, one or more of these
> priorities in any discretionary grant competition.
> The set of proposed priorities specifically mentions OER. Essentially,
> if the priorities are adopted, it could mean that grant seekers who
> include open educational resources as a component of an application
> for funding from the Department of Education could receive priority.
> OER is included in Proposed Priority 13–Improving Productivity:
>    Projects that are designed to significantly increase efficiency in
> the use of time, staff, money, or other resources. Such projects may
> include innovative and sustainable uses of technology, modification of
> school schedules, use of open educational resources (as defined in
> this notice), or other strategies that improve results and increase
> productivity.
> As mentioned, the NPP includes a definition of open educational resources:
>    Open educational resources (OER) means teaching, learning, and
> research resources that reside in the public domain or have been
> released under an intellectual property license that permits their
> free use or repurposing by others.
> Interested parties may submit comments to the notice of proposed
> priorities until September 7, 2010. Information about how to submit a
> comment is described in the notice.
> --
> Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
> Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
> http://www.earthtreasury.org/
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