Welcome to the Open Professionals Education Network, or OPEN.
We’re here to help you meet your grant deliverables.
The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN),http://open4us.org, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has created free services aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor’s grant requirements and designed to support your project. Our partners’ long-standing experience in these noted service areas can help you achieve your project goals while minimizing time and resources spent.
Explore this web site to find out about events, resources, and other services you can tap in to.
Contact us for support with:
Creative Commons licensing requirementstrengthening online and technology enabled learningeffective course and learning designuniversal design for learning and accessibilityevidence based online technologypolicy and practices for Open Educational Resources (OER)help finding existing OER
Open Educational Resources (OER)
OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license, such as the Creative Commons Attribution license required by DOL, that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.
Open educational resources include full courses and supplemental resources such as textbooks, images, videos, animations, simulations, assessments, …
A core concept for understanding OER is that they are learning materials freely available under a license that allows them to be:
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