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Open Educational Resources at WOU

Learn about Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Western Oregon University (WOU) OER Stipend Award Program

Overview of the WOU OER Stipend Program

Timeline for OER Stipends 2020-2021

Timeline for the 2020 - 2021 Open Educational Resources Stipends

Call for proposals opens January 9
Deadline for submission of applications January 31
Awardees notified February 18
Kickoff training/implementation meeting for awardees March 11
OER Education: Complete modules 1-3 of OER tutorial. March 31
PAYMENT: 1/2 stipend amount April
OER Education: Complete modules 4-8 of OER tutorial. April 30
OER Education: Complete modules 9-12 of OER tutorial. May 31
Course Planning: Draft syllabus, course plan, and list of course materials due. May 31
PAYMENT: 1/2 stipend amount June
OER Education: Complete modules 13-17 of OER tutorial. June 30
OER Education: Complete 2 additional OER-related professional development activities. June 30
Course Planning: Final syllabus, course plan, and list of course materials due. September 28
Course Planning: Copyright issues resolved. September 28
Course Planning: CC Licenses attached to authored works. September 28
Course Planning: Accessibility issues resolved. September 28
Course Planning: Implement OER during quarter(s) course is taught. 2020-2021 School Year
Assessment & Reporting: Complete survey regarding your experience implementing OER into your course(s). 2020-2021 School Year
Assessment & Reporting: Assist in administration of student survey related to their experience with the course material(s). 2020-2021 School Year
Assessment & Reporting: Provide enrollment data for each quarter the course is taught. 2020-2021 School Year

 

WOU OER Stipend Program FAQ

How long will it take me to redesign my course using OER?

You should probably give yourself 10-15 hours to redesign your course. This assumes you’ll be using an open textbook, or other open material, that already contains the content you need for your course. If you need to pull together content from various sources or create your own content, the amount of time you’ll need could increase substantially.

 

How long will it take me to complete the online training required by the stipend program?

If you just read the material in the online tutorial straight through, it might take you 1-2 hours. The training, though, assumes you’ll work through your course redesign as you move through the modules. You can expect to spend an additional 2-3 hours beyond the 10-15 hours referenced above. The total time, then, you can expect to spend to complete your project is 12-18 hours.

 

Again, though, that assumes you’ll be using an open textbook, or other open material, that already contains the content you need for your course. If you need to pull together content from various sources or create your own content, the amount of time you’ll need could increase substantially.

 

What licensing am I required to use if I create an OER? 

You are required to share all your work under an open Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/licensing-examples/).

 

By using a Creative Commons license, you retain copyright ownership, while at the same time giving others permission to use the work.

 

For a brief presentation on adding open licenses to your content, please see Open Licenses Step by Step (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HFCCO_p7SOkoX57fMreZFrgKgS_QVsJL5PlC3EPAeMo/edit#slide=id.g19a3228bbb_0_725)

 

 

What resources will be available to me as I work on this project? 

 

Several academic units are here to help you with your project:

 

Library (Sue Kunda -- kundas@wou.edu; 8-8893)

  • OER discovery and curation
  • Copyright and fair use questions
  • Creative Commons License
  • Publishing/placing materials online

 

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Western Oregon University (WOU) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Regina Gong (LCC), and edited by Amy Larson (LCC), and Sue Kunda (WOU), is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.