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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, as well as a discussion / work group for those of you who would like to dip your toes in:

Brought to you 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 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?

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
    • The OER Fellow (see below)

What's required?

Time commitment

This is a semester-long commitment. It is expected that you will work on revising a course that will be offered in Spring 2019 or after.

There will be meetings of OER adopters and creators every other week (schedule to be determined based on grant recipients' availability). You will be required to attend at least 5 of these meetings over the course of the semester.

Outcomes

  • A completed syllabus (including course readings) for at least one course must be submitted at the end of the Fall 2018 semester.
  • 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, sharing lessons learned and any assessment data.  

OER Creation 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
    • The OER Fellow (see below)

What's required?

Time commitment

This is a semester-long commitment. It is expected that you will work on revising a course that will be offered in Spring 2019 or after.

There will be meetings of OER adopters and creators every other week (schedule to be determined based on grant recipients' availability). You will be required to attend at least 5 of these meetings over the course of the semester.

Outcomes

  • A completed syllabus with must be submitted at the end of the semester. 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, sharing lessons learned and any assessment data.  

OER Textbook 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: $3000
    • If book is published through Open SUNY Textbooks, costs of copyediting and peer review will also be covered
  • Support from:
    • Peers
    • Instructional designers
    • Librarians
    • The OER Fellow (see below)

What's required?

Time commitment

This is a year-long commitment. There will be meetings of OER adopters and creators every other week (schedule to be determined based on grant recipients' availability). You will be required to attend at least 5 of these meetings each semester (Fall 2018, Spring 2019) .

Outcomes

A completed manuscript.

OER Fellowship

Who is this option for?

  • People passionate about OER;
  • People experienced in adopting, adapting, or creating OER; and
  • People with a vision for how to work with others on campus as a local OER champion

What will I get out of this?

  • Grant: $3000
  • Financial assistance for professional development opportunities related to open education

What's required?

Time commitment

This is a year-long commitment. Specific commitments will include:

  • Attending / helping lead meetings of grant recipients & faculty / staff interested in OER
  • 1:1 meetings with interested faculty & staff (see below for more details)
  • Time spent on preparing and presenting (see below for more details)

Outcomes

The fellow will be expected to:

  • Provide information to the campus community about OER events & activities
  • Provide professional development to groups of instructors interested in OER efforts on campus (esp. other grant recipients)
  • Help individual faculty and staff develop a vision & director for their OER work
  • Present findings related to their experiences to campus groups
  • Share their experiences with outside groups (ex. regional or national conferences) to highlight the work of SUNY Oswego

OER Work Group (no financial award)

Who is this option for?

  • People new to OER who aren't sure what's available or where to get started.
  • People with experience adopting OER who can't afford a time commitment right now.

What will I get out of this?

Although there's no monetary award for this option, you will get support from:

  • Peers
  • Instructional designers
  • Librarians
  • The OER Fellow (see below)

What's required?

Time commitment

There will be meetings of OER adopters and creators every other week (schedule to be determined). You're welcome to attend as often as your schedule allows!

Outcomes

Ideally, you will incorporate OER into your course(s). However, this is not a requirement.

How do I get involved?

How to Apply

Applications Due: Friday, June 15, 2018

  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 (Spring 2019 or later only) 
    • Description of how the project will be structured and organized, including a brief timeline. (If you're applying for the OER Creation grant, Open NYS has a good workflow to use as an example.)
  2. Send the link to the Google doc to laura.harris@oswego.edu.
  1. Create a Google doc containing the following information:
  2. Send the link to the Google doc to laura.harris@oswego.edu.
  1. Create a
    1. Create a Google doc containing the following information:
      • A brief description of your experience adopting, adapting, and/or creating OER
      • A brief description of your experience with peer mentorship (if applicable)
      • Potential ideas for OER-related scholarship
    2. Send the link to the Google doc to laura.harris@oswego.edu.

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