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 new OER Mini Awards for the Spring 2021 semester. This program provides financial support for faculty & instructors in the Schools of Arts, Sciences & Engineering who are interested in adopting or creating OER for their spring courses. It is meant to help address some of the challenges of accessing textbooks and other course materials during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the lack of physical course reserves and the need for online learning objects. It also encourages cost savings for students and aims to contribute reusable learning objects created at Tufts to the larger scholarly community.
Awards are $700, with up to $5600 in total funds available for the program. Find out more information about the Tisch OER Awards and how to apply.