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Connexions Consortium Launched

2009-04-27

Connexions is pleased to announce the launch of the Connexions Consortium.

The Connexions Consortium is dedicated to the design and development of collaborative, open source code, software efforts and open access educational content that are targeted at supporting education, research and related scholarly activities. The Consortium is a group of organizations and individuals, who work together to advance open source educational technology and open access educational content.

Our mission:

  1. To deliver an application framework and associated collaboration, research, and teaching and learning environment tools and components that are designed to work together for education content management, research support and various forms of collaboration;
  2. To support research, collaboration and community building around the Consortium application framework and associated research and learning environment tools and components that are designed to work together for education content management, research support and various forms of collaboration;
  3. To solicit grants and other funding to permit the development and refinement of the Connexions application framework and associated research and learning environment tools and components that are designed to work together for education content management, research support and various forms of collaboration;
  4. To promote economic efficiencies for IT in education and research settings through cooperation, leverage of shared investments and innovation;
  5. To serve as an effective voice for open and community source software for research, collaboration, and teaching and learning environment efforts in education.

To learn more about the Connexions Consortium or to find out how to become a member, please visit the Consortium website at http://cnxconsortium.org/.