Since its inception, The NROC Project has been dedicated to creating open educational resources (OER) designed to broaden learners’ access to high-quality educational opportunities. OER are materials that have been licensed in ways that are otherwise forbidden under standard copyright rules.
A personalized learning platform designed to improve math and English readiness
A vetted repository of thousands of multimedia objects from NROC and other respected providers
NROC has always considered the full lifecycle of OER development, distribution, and sustainability. We believe we can best achieve our mission by applying a spectrum of openness, where the rights granted accrue to the people who will benefit most and are well matched to the typical person’s capacity for making adaptations. We provide support to individuals, member institutions, and other partners across this spectrum. The image above illustrates how NROC’s current suite of solutions can be mapped against varying levels of a priori openness and reflects the following priorities:
The membership fees of NROC’s institutional members, coupled with occasional grant funding from our foundation partners (including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation), make it possible to sustain our ongoing efforts to create, update, and refine NROC courses and tools. This model empowers us to support and redistribute our OER as well as the works of incredible content partners, like PhET.