CLT's OER Mini-Grant program is intended to engage faculty to rethink and redesign their courses with OER, to help to lower the cost of required materials (textbooks, etc.) for students, and to promote dialogue about OER creation and development with colleagues. See the full list of Mini-Grant Goals.
All ODU faculty and adjuncts are eligible to submit an application. Faculty teaching similar, large-enrollment courses, or courses with similar high-cost textbooks, are encouraged to work in teams to develop OER-driven course materials.
Each mini-grant awards a $1500 stipend and the support of a CLT Instructional Designer to assist with OER development and aligning OER with course objectives. The 7 mini-grants will be chosen by a team of faculty and CLT staff.
Download the OER Mini-Grant Call for Applications (Word docx). It includes full instructions, a worksheet to prepare your application for online submission, and copies of all mini-grant forms. Please consider the Preparation Questions and Selection Criteria closely as you plan your project. Feel free to reach out to CLT for help in identifying existing OER and applicable technologies for your course.
Submit online your Application form and signed Memorandum of Understanding by November 4, 2016, 5:00pm. Use your ODU email address and MIDAS password to access the form. (Printed Memorandum of Understanding may be hand-delivered to CLT.) Grant awards will be chosen by November 11, 2016. Selections will be made based on the mini-grant's Selection Criteria.
After completing your OER project, you will submit a Final Report, due no later than December 20, 2017. You are also expected to share your project’s progress or results at a CLT workshop or at a campus-wide event, such as the OER-themed 2017 Faculty Summer Institute. See the Mini-Grant Timeline for all deadlines.
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is pleased to announce the 7 recipients of the 2017 Open Educational Resources (OER) mini-grant.
Andrew Bennett, Department of Management
The Call for Applications for OER mini-grants has begun!
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is pleased to offer a mini-grant program intended to encourage ODU faculty and adjuncts to explore the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks. Each grant award will consist of a $1500 stipend. A total of seven grants will be awarded.
Interested in learning more about OER? The article Beyond Open Access: Leveraging OER for University Teaching and Learning (PDF) by Don Olcott, Jr. of the University of Maryland University College gives a good retrospective history.
The 2017 Faculty Summer Institute will be held at ODU on May 16-17, 2017—save the date! The Institute’s theme: Open Educational Resources. CLT looks forward to having you join the discussion about OER.