OERs (open educational resources) are teaching and learning materials freely shared online and freely available for everyone to use, whether instructor, student or self-learner.
Emory faculty and instructors eager to expand their use of open educational resources (OERs) in support of student learning can apply for funding to make it happen. A maximum of 10 mini-grants ($1,000 each) will be awarded for fall 2014 classes.
Applications for these $1,000 mini-grants, offered through Emory Libraries and Information Technologies (LITS) and provided under the Emory Open Education Initiative, (EOEI), are due MARCH 31, 2014.
The $1,000 can be used to create or compile OERs, library materials, or faculty-generated content that will be used in courses taught this fall in lieu of a textbook. The mini-grants are open to all full-time faculty, both tenure and lecture track, and are available to both individual faculty members and faculty working as teams. Only one application per faculty member or team will be considered.
The goal is to find better and less costly ways for faculty to deliver instructional content and to support assessment of whether learning objectives were met by using the content, according to Lisa Macklin, director, Scholarly Communications Office, which administers EOEI.
For more information on OERs and the Emory Open Education Initiative, visit http://guides.main.library.edu/OERS.