Halifax, NS - The Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries (CAAL-CBPA) is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the AtlanticOER Development Grants. AtlanticOER Development Grants (@AtlanticOER) are intended to encourage and support educators in the Atlantic Region in the adaptation, adoption, creation, and curation of open educational resources (OER), and to increase access to course materials for students. Each grant is for up to $2,000 and is awarded to individuals, departments, groups, or institutions in the Atlantic Provinces to help achieve the following objectives:
- Support the creation or adaptation of open textbooks and ancillary materials, such as PowerPoint slides, quiz banks, images, and other digital study or interactive aids;
- Create a variety of OERs developed for use by educators and students in credit-bearing courses;
- Establish supportive events for the development of content for OERs, such as sprints (a collaborative in-person or virtual event to create or adapt an open textbook or ancillary resources); or
- Distribute funds to maximize direct benefit to a wide range of student learners and inquiry across a diversity of disciplines.
The 2023 AtlanticOER Development Grant recipients are:
Prof. Neil Cody, Faculty, School of Business and Creative Industries, Nova Scotia Community College
Project: The goal of this project is to enhance the offer of the existing OER used in the Foundations of Entrepreneurship class through the creation of additional resources and supplemental materials.
Other Team Members: Luella Legge, Faculty, School of Business and Creative Industries, Nova Scotia Community College; Student Writer/ Editor (TBD); and Lynn MacGregor, Copyright Officer, Nova Scotia Community College
Course: ENTR 2000: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Eva Curry, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Acadia University
Project: The goal of this project is to produce an OER textbook and instructional videos, indexed question bank and activities, and study skills resources for students that will align with current calculus courses.
Other Team Members: Dr. Ayman Aljarrah, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Acadia University; Caroline Cochran, Instructor & MASH Coordinator, Acadia University
Course: MATH 1013: Calculus and MATH 1023: Calculus 2
Dr. Tracy Everitt, Assistant Professor, Nutrition Department, St. Francis Xavier University
Project: The goal of this project is to revise and expand content in the open textbook, Nutrition and Aging.
Courses: HNU 425: Nutrition in Aging
Prof. Nicholas Phillips, Faculty, School of Access Education and Language, Nova Scotia Community College
Project: The goal of this project is to develop an OER that captures the essence of Etuaptmumk – two eyed seeing, as it relates to land-based knowledge; with both Mi’kmaq and Settler ideology gathered in a single document.
Other Team Members: Justin West, Faculty, School of Access Education and Language, Nova Scotia Community College; Moashella Shortte, Faculty, School of Access Education and Language, Nova Scotia Community College; and Matthew Sampson, Faculty, School of Access Education and Language, Nova Scotia Community College
Course: ECSP 2205: Land Based Curriculum for the Outdoor Learning Environment
Dr. Jantina Toxopeus, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, St. Francis Xavier University
Project: The goal of this project is to develop a textbook on the biology of cell stress with a focus on how cells respond to environmental issues.
Course: BIOL 395: Cell Stress Biology
For more information, contact:
CAAL-CBPA Executive Director