OEC Presented the President's Award to James Glapa-Grossklag at the Open Education Global Conference

By: Open Education Consortium
President's Award 2019
President's Award 2019
CONCORD, Mass. - Dec. 9, 2019 - PRLog -- The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is pleased to announce the presentation of the Presidential Award to James Glapa-Grossklag, past president and treasurer of the OEC Board of Directors, at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference in Milan, Italy.

OEC is honored to present this prestigious President's Award recognizing James for being instrumental in advancing open education around the world through his exceptional dedication, outstanding contribution, and exemplary service.

James is Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He supervises Online Learning, Libraries, and Tutoring. He directs the Distance Education Captioning and Transcription grant, supporting California Community Colleges in making distance learning accessible. He has coordinated technical assistance for the California Community College's Zero Textbook Cost Degree program. He was previously President of the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) and President of the Directors of Educational Technology in California Higher Education (DETCHE), and is currently an OER Ambassador for the International Council of Distance and Open Education (ICDE).

On behalf of the OE Consortium Board of Trustees and the open movement as a whole, we give thanks and congratulations to James Glapa-Grossklag.

About the President's Award
The President's Award is given by the OE Consortium Board of Directors to an institution or an individual for exceptional contributions to the field of open education, serving as inspirational model of engagement and commitment.

About the Open Education Consortium
The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is a non-profit, global, members-based network of open education institutions and organizations. OEC represents its members and provides advocacy and leadership around advancement of open education globally.  OEC works with its members to build capacity to find, reuse, create and share Open Educational Resources (OER), develop open policy, create sustainable open education models, and enable international collaboration and innovation. OEC annually coordinates and hosts Open Education Week, the Open Education Global conference, and Open Education Awards for Excellence.  Collectively these efforts aim to bring high quality, inclusive education to all learners around the world.

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