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Open Educational Resources

Oswego OER Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a number of opportunities for Oswego faculty & staff to get involved with open educational resources at Oswego.

We have several grant opportunities:

OER Adoption Grant

Who is this option for?

  • People new to OER
  • People with experience adopting, adapting, or creating OER

What will I get out of this?

  • Grant: $1500
  • Support from:
    • Peers
    • Instructional designers
    • Librarians

What's required?

Professional Development

Grant recipients will be expected to complete two SUNY OER Community Courses:

These requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Oswego OER Steering Committee.

Time commitment

This grant requires a commitment of six months, at maximum. It is expected that you will work on revising a course that will be offered in a future semester.

Outcomes

  • A completed syllabus (including course readings) for at least one course must be submitted at the end of your grant period
  • A minimum of 51% of the course readings / materials must be openly licensed (i.e., have a Creative Commons license or be in the public domain)
  • At the end of the first semester the course is offered, a 500-1000 word summary should be submitted. This summary should include any data (especially assessment data), and related interpretations / insights.

How do I apply?

  1. Create a Google doc containing the following information:
    • Course name and number
    • Number of sections 
    • Past enrollment data (if applicable)
    • Semester(s) course will be taught
    • Description of how the project will be structured and organized, including a brief timeline.
  2. Send the link to the Google doc to laura.harris@oswego.edu.

This grant has a rolling application deadline.

Open Pedagogy Grant

Who is this option for?

  • People who teach project-based courses and want to share their students' work more broadly

What will I get out of this?

  • Grant: $2000
  • Support from:
    • Peers
    • Instructional designers
    • Librarians

What's required?

Professional Development

Grant recipients will be expected to complete the following SUNY OER Community Courses:

These requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Oswego OER Steering Committee.

Time commitment

This grant requires a commitment of 10 months, at maximum. It is expected that you will work on revising a course that will be offered in a future semester.

Outcomes

  • A completed syllabus must be submitted at the end of the grant period. The syllabus should include some provision for explaining the Creative Commons and open educational resources to the students, so that they can make an informed decision about whether they choose to openly license their work.
  • The project assignment should also make it clear that students' projects will be openly licensed and shared broadly (except by those who have opted out).
  • At the end of the first semester the course is offered, a 500-1000 word summary should be submitted. This summary should include any data (especially assessment data), and related interpretations / insights.

How do I apply?

  1. Create a Google doc containing the following information:
    • Course name and number
    • Number of sections 
    • Past enrollment data (if applicable)
    • Semester(s) course will be taught
    • Description of how the project will be structured and organized, including a brief timeline.
  2. Send the link to the Google doc to laura.harris@oswego.edu.

This grant has a rolling application deadline.

OER Creation Grant

Who is this option for?

  • People new to OER
  • People with experience adopting, adapting, or creating OER

What will I get out of this?

  • Grant: $1500 - $5000 (amount varies based on project)
  • Support from:
    • Peers
    • Instructional designers
    • Librarians

What's required?

Professional Development

Grant recipients will be expected to complete two SUNY OER Community Courses:

These requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Oswego OER Steering Committee.

Time commitment

This grant requires a commitment of 12 months, at maximum.

Outcomes

A completed project - other requirements to be determined based on the nature of the project.

How do I apply?

  1. Create a Google doc containing the following information:
    • Type of OER: textbook, curriculum / course, science lab manual, interactive science lab content, or something else?
    • Description of your project
    • Subject/discipline your OER will support
    • Specific courses your OER will support (please include course titles and numbers)
    • Statement of need
      • This statement should explain the need for the content. Please discuss the need in the context of your discipline. Is there a gap this content fills? Will your OER provide any advantages over existing open content?
    • Previous publications
      • Has any portion of the work you're proposing been published in the past? If so, do you retain publishing rights such that you can include them in a Creative Commons-licensed work?
    • Assessment methods
      • What will constitute success for your OER, and how will you measure it? Consider things like number of participants, diversity of perspectives (geographic, cultural, social, etc.), completed peer review process, number of adoptions, etc. You don't have to consider all of those things, but they may help to clarify what success means for your project.
    • Collaborators 
      • Are you collaborating with others on this project? If not, would you like to? If so, you may want to post about your project on the Rebus community
      • Are others working on a similar project? (Again, we recommend you check the Rebus community website.) If so, what makes your project unique? 
    • Technological infrastructure (optional)
      • If you know of a technology platform that might support your work (such as Lumen Learning, the SUNY Digital Repository, or others), please indicate that in your application. If you do not, the OER Steering Group will work with you to find a solution.
  2. Send the link to the Google doc to laura.harris@oswego.edu.

This grant has a rolling application deadline.

A collaborative effort by:

  • Penfield Library
  • Division of Extended Learning
  • Campus Technology Services
  • Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)

The State of New York has granted SUNY $4 million (for 2018-2019) for open educational resources (OER) initiatives. This funding's purpose is to develop, enhance and institutionalize new and ongoing OER initiatives across SUNY. Our goal is the establishment of SUNY, especially SUNY Oswego, as a national leader in OER.

Why are OER important?

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