Deadline Extended! 2021 Call for Proposals: Open Education Resources
Queen’s University Library invites faculty members and instructors to get involved in the development of open course materials by submitting proposals for funding to create or adapt Open Education Resources (OER).
Open Education Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed learning materials that can be adapted or re-used depending on instructor requirements. They increase the affordability of education for students and provide greater flexibility for instructors.
Queen’s has previously funded thirteen new open textbooks that provide approximately $500,000 of savings per year for Queen's students. This year’s call opens applications to include other types of OER beyond textbooks to broaden the ways instructors can meet student needs.
“Supporting the creation of Open Educational Resources puts our values as a library in action. We are asking instructors to join us by developing innovative and inclusive educational materials that meet students’ learning needs while reducing the cost of education” says Michael Vandenburg, Interim Vice-Provost and University Librarian.
This year's call for proposals builds on the successful, funded projects of 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 to create open textbooks. Over the last three years the library has acted on the recommendations of the Open and Affordable Course Materials Working Group with support from the Provost's Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning to provide funding to facilitate the creation of open educational resources at Queen's.
Two funding streams are available in 2021:
Adapt an Open Education Resource ($2,500 available for each project)
Create an Open Education Resource ($7,500 available for each project)
The deadline for proposals is May 14, 2021