April 7, 2011, Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) announced the first round of grant winners. Twenty nine organizations will receive a total of 10.6 million. An additional 5.4 million will be awarded to some of the most promising projects. Wave II finalists are being considered now.
NGLC is led by EDUCAUSE in partnership with the League for Innovation in the Community College, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Funding is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Today the emphasis is on open courseware and analytics to monitor student learning. And with US stimulus monies and funds from foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation the technology and teaching landscape is changing dramatically. More at ars technica Money flowing into “open courseware” on college campuses.