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In February 2020, CCA received funding from the Colorado Open Educational Resources Council and the Colorado Department of Higher Education to provide financial incentives to faculty and instructors to review, adopt, or adapt OER for use in their classes. Our goal with this funding is to lower student costs, increase student accessibility, and use course materials that more directly align with CCA's inclusive excellence goals. There are 3 funding opportunities for instructors and faculty. The deadline to apply is April 24, 2020.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching learning and research materials that are in the public domain or openly licensed to permit various uses. They can be used by our faculty and instructors to provide quality education without the excessive cost of textbooks or proprietary course materials. For additional information about OER and their use in higher education, visit the CCA Library OER research guide: https://libguides.ccaurora.edu/oer
To support peer review within the OER community, 10 faculty and 18 instructors will be accepted for this project on a first-come basis. Successful applicants will review an OER textbook on the Open Textbook Library (OTL) using the complete OTL rubric.
Successful applicants for OER Textbook Review incentive are required to:
Redesign a course using existing OER, open, or free resources. Examples could include adopting an open textbook without modifications and/or using licensed library resources such as videos, articles, or eBooks in place of a textbook.
Successful applicants will be required to emphasize innovative educational practices in their use of OER. Selection preferences will be given to proposals affecting courses with high student enrollment, high materials cost, core courses, and guaranteed transfer pathways/general education courses. A team of instructors or faculty may submit one application together.
Successful applicants for the OER Textbook Adoption incentive are required to:
Redesign a course by modifying or remixing openly licensed or public domain content. Examples could include compiling openly licensed resources into a book or rewriting and combining multiple sources with narratives you write in D2L.
For either of these awards, successful applicants will be required to emphasize innovative educational practices in their use of OER. Selection preferences will be given to proposals affecting courses with high student enrollment, high materials cost, core courses, and guaranteed transfer pathways/general education courses. A team of instructors or faculty may submit one application together.
Successful applicants for OER Adaption/Curation incentive are required to:
The following support will be available for funding recipients:
Click on the links below to view and complete an application form: