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Applications now open for Open Educational Resources (OER) Awards for faculty & instructors

Open Educational Resources (OER) are “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.” (UNESCO)

Tisch Library is offering an OER Awards program for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 academic year. The program provides financial support for faculty and instructors in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering who are interested in adopting or creating OER for their courses. Find out more and apply!

The program encourages cost savings for students and aims to contribute reusable learning objects created at Tufts to the larger scholarly community. By facilitating the use and creation of open material, it aims to create more equitable access to learning and enable the inclusion of diverse perspectives and experiences that may be absent from existing textbooks or literature. The program also helps address some of the challenges of accessing and affording textbooks and other course materials during ongoing hybrid and remote learning.

The awards are open to all Tufts faculty and instructors who are the instructor of record in a Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 course in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. Awards are available at three different funding levels - $700, $1000, or $2000 - based on the amount of anticipated time involved and the impact of the project.

This program is a continuation and expansion of our Spring 2021 OER Mini Awards program. Read about the winning projects from our first round of funding.

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