US Department of Education Accepting Proposals for Consortium OER Pilots | Aug. 29, 2018 deadline | Campus Technology
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"The U.S. Department of Education has finally made a move on its efforts to fund development of open educational resources. The agency issued a notice this week inviting proposals for an "open textbooks pilot program" with an Aug. 29, 2018 deadline. The program was mandated in an omnibus spending law, H.R. 1625, approved by Congress earlier this year. ED expected to issue between one and three awards. The purpose of the program is to support projects at colleges and universities to create new open textbooks or expand their use. Applicants are being encouraged to focus on projects where the total savings will be the greatest (such as in high-enrollment courses), for use in studies that are preparing people for "in-demand fields" or that address career and technical education programs, an apparent favorite of the current White House administration...."