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CN is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization launched in 2022 to offer free and open teaching and learning software tools and services to teachers and students around the world. CN World is committed to bridging the digital divide to ensure equal access to high-quality educational technology tools.  Additionally, CN World will administer a consortium of teachers to collaborate and share pedagogical innovations with their peers worldwide.

CourseNetworking LLC (CN) was co-founded by Indiana University and Dr. Ali Jafari in 2011, to develop and commercialize a next-generation learning platform (CN LMS, ePortfolio, and Social Networking). CourseNetworking LLC is a for-profit company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, with offices in China and Malaysia. CourseNetworking LLC and CN World will co-exist but operate independently with their own boards and leadership teams.  CourseNetworking LLC provides a free perpetual software license to the CN World for dissemination among qualified institutions while continuing to commercialize its products and services to institutions not qualified for free licenses and services through the CN World. 

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