Open Education Resources: Call for Proposals
Queen’s faculty members and instructors are once again invited to submit a funding proposal to create or adapt Open Education Resources (OERs). The proposal deadline is April 4, 2022. Please see the Queen’s Library OER webpage for the link to submit your proposal.
Open Education Resources (OERs) are freely accessible, and openly licensed learning materials that can be adapted or re-used depending on instructors’ requirements. They make education more affordable and integrate more flexibility and practicality for instructors.
Queen’s has previously funded over two dozen new open textbooks that provide approximately $500,000 of savings per year for Queen's students.
This year's call for proposals builds on the successful, funded projects of 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 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.
This year, the total amount awarded will be $30,000, with a $7,500 maximum award for each individual grant. Applicants can apply to create a new OER, or to adapt an existing OER, for use in a course at Queen’s University.
To learn more about the 2021 Call for Proposals, you can easily email an Open Scholarship Services specialist, visit our Open Education Resources page or attend our Open Education week event.
You can register for the Queen’s virtual event featuring Anya Hageman, who will discuss her new open textbook The Economic Aspects of the Indigenous Experience in Canada and its creation as an Open Education Resource through library grant funding. The event is happening on March 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time via Zoom.
For more information on Open Education Week events at Queen’s and externally please see the news item Celebrating Open Education Week.