The CORE Project funded by INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking, founded by George Soros) started with a vision to develop and pilot both new content and new ways of teaching. By leveraging new learning technologies and creating a fully digital open-source curriculum, The CORE Project aimed to create a flexible suite of open-access resources would allow educators around the world to contextualise and deliver their own new curriculum at minimal cost, empowering their students to engage with the economic challenges facing their own nations and communities.
Twist Open was engaged in the project for User Experience design and Interaction Design support in creating pilots for this digital curriculum. We created this website to showcase the ongoing project for the following reasons;
1. To acquire additional funding for the creation of the complete curriculum
2. To attract more economics educators to contribute to the book as authors
3. To encourage universities across the world to adopt the CORE curriculum, new in content as well as dissemination.
Three pilot units that we developed with authors from the CORE team, were showcased to the world in November 2013, at a launch at HM Treasury in London. The event attracted academics, professional economists, the press and economics students. Realising the potential and the game-changing effect of this worldwide initiative, 22 contributors joined hands to write the first book, and the project successfully acquired additional funding.
This meant we were all geared up for phase two, which was the creation of the CORE curriculum for launch in September 2014.