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Open Educational Resources

OER Logo“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, 2017).

What is the OER Strategic Initiative Project? 

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the UW-Green Bay Libraries wish to support and facilitate a multi-year Open Educational Resources Pilot Project for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.  

This project aims to improve student success by encouraging instructors to adopt, modify, or create Open Education Resources (OER) in UW-Green Bay courses. Instructors may apply for OER funds as individuals, small groups, or as a program and will work with one librarian and a CATL teaching, learning, and technology consultant or instructional designer regardless of the level at which they engage with the pilot.

This pilot will allow us to shape the OER landscape for UW-Green Bay while addressing the strategic priorities of improving student success and retention, promoting equity and inclusion, embracing digital transformation, and taking a small step towards improved sustainability practices. 



How can I learn more?

 

Review UWGB Libraries' LibGuide About OER

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Sparkshop

Ask the OER Pilot Team to host a 15-minute Sparkshop at your department meeting.

Email CATL
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Workshop

Sign up to participate in a one-hour workshop where you will learn about OER and explore an example of your choosing. Dec. 10 from 11:40 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Sign up

Join the Pilot

Sign up to use, modify, or create an OER for a UWGB course by joining the pilot project. The application is relatively short, but we do ask for your project level, which you can find below.

Apply for Pilot
 


The OER Pilot Team

  • Stephanie Alvey | Manager of Collection Development | UWGB Libraries
  • Renee Ettinger | Assistant Director, Research and Outreach Services | UWGB Libraries
  • Kate Farley | Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant | Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Amy Kabhrel | Associate Professor | Chemistry
  • Nathan Kraftcheck | Instructional Designer | Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

What are the Pilot Project levels? 

OER Levels
Level Description
Funding
Level 1 
An instructor or group of instructors explore and adopt an existing OER that requires little to no modification of the course design.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 5 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Strategic Initiative team is available to provide assistance where possible.
$250
Level 2
An instructor or group of instructors adopt an existing OER that may require revision and some course redesign OR an instructor or group of instructors who already use an OER develops supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 10 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Strategic Initiative team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$500
Level 3
An instructor or group of instructors adopt an existing OER that may require revision and substantial course redesign, and develops supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 25 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Strategic Initiative team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$1000
Level 4
An instructor or group of instructors wholly create an OER used as the primary course resource, requiring substantial course redesign. The instructor or group of instructors develop supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 40 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Strategic Initiative team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$3000