Academy : Collaborative Curriculum Case Studies - iCommons iCurriculum

A wide range of organizations and individuals are actively involved in developing open learning content, the infrastructure to support it and the community engagement to use it. Because the field is so new, there have been few opportunities to share learning and advances. Leaders in the area of open learning content met in Toronto in June 2006 to formulate a coordinated strategy for this kind of knowledge sharing. They included the Hewlett Foundation, the Shuttleworth Foundation, IDRC's and the Global Education Learning Community (GELC). Following further discussion, these Founding Partners agreed that iCommons and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) should undertake a series of case studies exploring the challenges faced by open and collaborative curriculum projects. One of the case studies will be Mission 2007 : Participatory Curriculum Initiative, funded by IDRC's under project 103543. The initial finding will be presented at the iCommons summit in June 2007.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Monday, April 2, 2007

End Date

Friday, January 9, 2009


16 months

IDRC Officer

Shadrach, Basheerhamad

Total funding

CA$ 45,343


India, South Africa, North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

Project Leader

Heather Ford


iCommons Ltd.

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website