Mt. San Jacinto College received a Gate's Grant to develop a basic skills English writing course, which launched in May of 2013. Come hear about our experience and discuss the possibilities and future development of free and open content with us! The process of applying to the Gates Foundation, development and offering our "Crafting an Effective Writer" course will be shared, along with access to our materials. Leave knowing how to use our project within your own DE and Basic Skills programs.