Hewlett Foundation grant will support Kaneb Center pilot project

Author: Shannon Chapla


The Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame has received a two-year, $233,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the OpenCourseWare pilot project, which will make the materials for some 30 Notre Dame courses available on the Web, free of charge, to any user in the world beginning this fall.

The project will feature courses devoted to understanding the spiritual and moral aspects of life, the human condition, the search for meaning and conflict resolution, and will align Notre Dame with the OpenCourseWare Consortium, a collaboration of more than 60 institutions worldwide, includingKyotoUniversity, Paris Tech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Tufts andUtahStateUniversities.

Housed in theKanebCenters Learning Technology Lab, the OpenCourseWare project is directed byTerriBays, a concurrent assistant professor of English and formerly an associate director in the Universitys London Undergraduate Program.

Since 1966, the Hewlett Foundation has been awarding grants to solve social and environmental problems around the world.Based inMenlo Park,Calif., the foundation concentrates its resources on activities related to conflict resolution, education, environment, performing arts, population, and U.S.-Latin American relations.

Founded in 1996 and named for Notre Dame alumnus and benefactor John A. Kaneb, the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning supports a variety of initiatives designed to stimulate reflection about teaching and learning.

* Contact: * Terri _Bays,KanebCenter, 574-631-6787, bays.6@nd.edu _ **

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