2020 UHM OER grant announcement flyer

2020 UH Manoa Call for OER Grant Proposals + Spring OER Trainings

Support for OER adoptions and creations at UH Mānoa continues with this year’s UHM Outreach College call for OER grant proposals and a series of workshops held with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Entering its fourth round, the OER grant program offered by the UHM Outreach College has yielded more than a $1.2M in student savings and effected more than 12,000 student enrollments during the first two years alone. Projects funded by the program represent the passionate work of instructors, faculty, and academic departments across campus. Funding of up to $5,000 to offset faculty curriculum development time, or to bring student assistants into the work, are awarded to projects that make meaningful improvement to the student experience through the use of OER.

More information about the grant program and the application form can be found on the 2020 UHM Call for OER Proposals page. Applications are due March 20th, 2020.

Additionally, a series of OER workshops are being offered through the CTE. This semester’s offerings extend beyond the basics of OER, copyright, and adaptation to approach the topics of Pressbooks publishing software, interactive elements, and collaborative strategies for content development.

Intro to Open Educational Resources –> February 20 (completed)

What are Open Educational Resources? How do they fit into textbook affordability at UH Manoa? Which exciting projects are already in the works? This introductory session will answer these questions and more, showcasing major adoptions and innovative OER publishing happening at UHM and across the UH system. Come find out why so many courses are switching to OER, and how faculty and instructors can get support adopting and customizing OER for their courses.

Copyright & Creative Commons licensing –> March 5

Copyright and intellectual property in the digital age can seem complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. This workshop will cover copyright and intellectual property related to OER publishing and reuse, with a focus on Creative Commons (CC) licenses.

OER Creation and Adaptation –> March 12

Like most learning content, OER are created and adapted with software tools, usually guided by instructional design frameworks or theories. This workshop will provide an overview of the instructional design processes that guide current UH OER projects.

Intro to Pressbooks Publishing Software –> April 2

The UH OER initiative uses free and open source software to publish an impressive range of textbooks. From Human Nutrition to Atmospheric Science, come see working examples of OER textbooks in use, and find out how to get your own Pressbook site to experiment with.

Building Interactive Pressbooks –> April 9

The textbook is dead. Long live the textbook! From embedded assessments to group annotations, this workshop will highlight ways OER textbooks made in Pressbooks software are being designed to facilitate learner engagement.

Strategies for Collaborative OER Projects –> April 16

Three years into the UH OER pilot program to develop collaborative OER textbooks, this workshop will focus on what works in terms of team organization, editing and review, and new methods for rapid development of content.

More information and sign ups can be found on the CTE events calendar.

Posted by Billy Meinke