Our mission

We are working to help meet society’s need for access to effective, high-quality educational opportunities in an era of rapid economic, social, and personal change.

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A national K-20 cooperative project to impact college & career readiness

Back in 2003, we set out to create a repository of high-quality courses and make them open and accessible to everyone. Over ten years later, NROC has become a movement.

The NROC Project (NROC) is a community-guided, non-profit project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. NROC is funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and most importantly by NROC members across the country. We are education leaders from state and system institutions nationwide who believe in open and equal access to education and the power of media to personalize learning. We represent more than 6 million U.S. students from middle school to college.


Educators collaborate at the 2013 NROC member meeting in Monterey, CA.

Learn more at theNROCproject.org

The NROC Course Library

We produce and curate high-quality educational content. Recent and upcoming NROC courses include:


NROC Algebra 1—An Open Course (2011)

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NROC Developmental Math—An Open Program (2012)

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NROC Developmental English—An Integrated Program (2015)

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NROC Open Tools for Personalized Learning

HippoCampus* is a repository of high-quality multimedia learning objects from The NROC Project and from Khan Academy, PhET, SIATech, and others.

STUDENTS can access free, multimedia content created and curated by NROC to learn subjects such as math, English and social studies.

TEACHERS can build custom playlists to mix and match content from HippoCampus and anywhere on the web, creating a virtual lesson plan.

INSTITUTIONS get a custom version of the site, standards correlations, and tech support with membership.


EdReady* (available 2014) is a game-changing solution to help students avoid the time and cost of remedial courses.

STUDENTS can test for college readiness, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in their knowledge gaps.

EDUCATORS & INSTITUTIONS can drive college completion, improve retention, and generate data to impact student success.


*HippoCampus and EdReady offer free (public) and custom (NROC member) versions.