President's Award

James Glapa-Grossklag

College of the Canyons (California, United States)

This award was presented at the 2019 Open Education Global Conference in Milan, Italy, 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).

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About President's Award

Award presented by the Board of Directors to an individual or institution with exceptional dedication, outstanding contribution, and exemplary service to Open Education.