OER Workshops and Stipend

Open Educational Resources or OER are free or openly accessible materials such as textbooks, lesson plans, videos, and even full courses. Using no-cost or low-cost materials advances educational equity and directly impacts student retention and academic success. 

Learn more about finding and using OER at a virtual session in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence next week on Tuesday, February 13th at Noon, register here to get more information.

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Additionally, as a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), you are invited to apply for a 2024 Open@WRLC Course Transformation stipend. Awardees will receive $2000 to convert a course from traditional, commercial textbooks to Open Educational Resources (OER) for either the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester.

The stipend program is designed to promote a community of advocates among partnering institutions, create incentive to add to the availability of open course materials, and provide monetary support to acknowledge the time and effort required for curriculum redesign when adopting OER. Apply at open.wrlc.org/grant. Proposals are due March 4.

Learn more at the information sessions on Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00pm or Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 1:00pm. The website also provides details about the program, a timeline, and additional resources.


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