At the current time, Information Age Education is being funded by David Moursund. Two people provide some contracted services. A number of volunteers contribute their services.
In 2011 David Moursund established a Science of Teaching and Learning Mathematics (SoTL-M) endowment fund established in the UO Foundation) in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He views this as part of the legacy of his life's work, and it will honor his parents and their children. Click here for details.
Income from the SoTL-M endowment fund will be used for projects in math at the precollege and higher education levels. The overall goal is to help improve math education. As an example, the UO Math Placement Exam for entering students is being revised and will be made available free online so that students of all educational levels can access it. This example of math self-assessment is a key component of working to improve our educational system.
Current plans are that funding for the SoTL-M endowment fund will come from three sources:
1. Major contributions from David Moursund (and, eventually, from his estate).
2. Medium contributions from people who want to honor Andrew and Lulu Moursund and their children and/or are interested in supporting the University of Oregon Mathematics Department in its SoTL-M work. Such contributions can be made through the University of Oregon Foundation—a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.
3. Small contributions from users of the free materials that David Moursund is making available for widespread distribution through the Web. To this end, the University of Oregon Foundation has set up an online system whereby people can make online contributions to the SoTL-M endowment fund. (Actually, large payments can also be made through the online system. The payments, regardless of their size, count as contributions to a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Click here for details.