DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021
AtlanticOER Development Grants 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. The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) defines OERs as “free to use and openly licensed teaching and learning materials. As stated by leading open education proponent David Wiley, “‘open content’ describes a copyrightable work that is licensed in a way that ‘provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities which are retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute.”
Five grants of up to $2,000 each to be awarded annually. These grants are intended for individuals, departments, groups, and institutions (e.g., educators, teaching and learning centres, libraries, and OER working groups) in the Atlantic Provinces to help achieve the following objectives:
Who Can Apply?
At least one applicant must be currently employed by a CAUL-CBUA member institution and either be engaged in or proposing the adaptation or creation of the OER for a credit-bearing course at a CAUL-CBUA member institution. At least one applicant must be able to assign readings for the credit bearing course for which the OER is intended. Single, joint, or team applications are all encouraged.
Support for student research assistants; Support for persons with a particular expertise/skill set not found at the applicant’s institution.
Development of ancillary material i.e. test banks of questions to support open materials, simulations, instructor, lab and studio manuals, presentations, multimedia content, data collection instruments and support for data collection and analysis.
Proposals will be adjudicated by the CAUL-CBUA OER Committee. This Committee is composed of the six (6) CAUL-CBUA members plus one CAUL-CBUA Board member. In addition, the Committee shall have at least one representative from each member stakeholder group, such as, but not limited to, educators, students, and instructional designers.. The CAUL-CBUA Executive Director will sit ex-officio. Members will serve two-year terms.
The Committee will assess all proposals using a single-blind approach. This means that the CAUL-CBUA Executive Director will know the identities of individuals submitting proposals, but during the review process, the members of the Committee will not. It will be the responsibility of the Executive Director to verify that the proposers meet the requirements outlined under “Eligibility Criteria” and have submitted the proper documentation specified under “Submission of Proposals”.
Proposals for funding are judged on: