David is working to lower the cost and improve the quality of education. During his fellowship David worked through Lumen Learning to help community colleges and universities in the US adopt open educational resources (OER) and move away from expensive textbooks, increasing access and reducing costs for students.
Along with increasing access to and improving the quality of education, he is working on improving the quality of research on the impacts of OER adoption and exploring and proving sustainability models for OER adoption and support. He continues working to expand the collective vision of what is now possible in the context of “open” and helping K-12 and higher education institutions, faculty and learners take full advantage of its benefits to cut costs and strengthen student learning.
Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.
At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.
The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.