Funds add functionality to educational non-profit’s website
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 19, 2018—Curriki announced that Oracle has donated $20,000 to the leading K-12 global community for creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The grant will be used to add necessary functionality to the Curriki.org website, allowing Curriki to expand its library of high-quality STEM and Computer Science open educational resources.
Through Oracle Giving, the company helps nonprofit organizations around the world awaken and deepen students’ interest in computer science (CS) and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).
“Curriki appreciates this grant, as our website is our primary tool for distributing high-quality OER to teachers and learners worldwide,” said Kim Jones, CEO of Curriki. “We also really appreciate Oracle’s commitment to Curriki’s mission over 5 years.”
“Oracle is dedicated to supporting Education and proud to be part of Curriki’s vision of inspiring learning everywhere,” said Nicole Snow, Senior Manager of Oracle Giving. “We’re excited to see the growth of Open Educational Resources that will expand learning communities for students and teachers globally.”
Curriki, a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award Winner and SIIA CODiE Award finalist in 2016 and 2018, hosts a free library of 263,000+ educator-vetted learning materials in all K-12 subject areas and in many formats—from individual lesson plans, instructional videos and units, to games and simulations. All content contributed by educators and select partners is available to others for use, adapt and share at no cost. In addition, Curriki curates resources into course-sequenced, standards-aligned units to enable educators to easily find materials.
The mission of Curriki, a nonprofit organization, is to eliminate the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Its online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to create quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally. With more than 570,000 members, Curriki has reached more than 14 million users worldwide. Join today at library.curriki.org.
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