The world of free online learning can be
We're CROWDED, too! We want to help.
Welcome to CrowdED Learning! We are a non-profit organization determined to help adult educators and learners realize the promise of free and open educational resources by better aligning amazing content to the competencies and skills needed by learners and job-seekers.
The paradox of choice...
Over the past decade, there has been a surge in the creation of amazing free educational tools. But sifting through countless resources to find things that are effective, aligned to required skills, and easy to implement can be a daunting task. How do you find the right resources?
...can be solved by the power of many.
What if we used our collective expertise to help adult learners and educators more easily connect with the best resources available, aligned specifically to the goals and needs of learners? CrowdED Learning believes the most effective resources can be made more readily available through crowdsourcing.
OER can democratize learning...
Great ideas are everywhere. Great thinkers are eager to share their expertise and knowledge with the world. By establishing protocols for identification, curation, creation, and delivery of resources in a more effective manner, we can make the promise of OER a reality.
...and the need is urgent.
Roughly 36 million working-age Americans read at "below basic" levels, and this number nearly doubles with numeracy. Limited education prevents 88 million of 150 million working-age adults from entering into a 21st Century career pathway, yet formal adult education serves just over 4 million learners annually. We believe universal access to free easy-to-use tools and resources that promote lifelong learning is one way increase capacity of the adult education system.
CrowdED Learning is organized as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Illinois and operates exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.