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Friday, April 20, 2007

Congratulations to Open University

OpenLearn, the open courseware project at Open University, has won a major award.  From the OU press release:

The Open University's OpenLearn project has won a platinum award at the IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Awards 2007.

The OpenLearn website offers free and open learning educational resources for learners and educators worldwide. Its entry received full marks from the award judges in the area of Expanded Access: Impact on reaching new populations.

The project's success in attracting a global audience since its launch in October 2006 was said by the judges to be a "true innovation in open access" which was to be "applauded".