CU Denver faculty interested in adopting, adapting, or creating Open Educational Resources (OER) for a course or series of courses are encouraged to apply for stipends ($1500 per faculty member) provided to CU Denver by the Colorado Department of Higher Education OER Grant program.
The initial deadline for applications is November 23, 2023.
For more information on timeline and deliverables, as well as a link to the grant application, please visit the OER Grants webpage: https://ucdenver.edu/tips/teaching-innovations/oer/oer-grant
New to OER? Explore the OER Starter Kit (https://iastate.pressbooks.pub/oerstarterkit/chapter/introduction/) for definitions, strategies, and to learn more about the benefits of going 'open'! You can also visit the CU Denver OER website (https://iastate.pressbooks.pub/oerstarterkit/chapter/introduction/) to learn more about how to get involved with OER on campus.
Another OER resource is the Auraria library’s OER website: https://library.auraria.edu/oer. Consider using the “OER Quick Links” on the right side of the screen. The “Getting Started with OER” link provides explanations about what OER are, why they are beneficial for students’ education cost savings, and representation in course materials used. For more advanced faculty, the “Finding OER” link dives into specific OER producers or repositories like LibreText, BCcampus Open Collection, Merlot, OER Commons, and others. You might also consider a newer resource, the Open Pedagogy Portal: https://oen-openpedportal.pubpub.org/ for online training workshops from the Open Education Network (OEN), as we have a new institutional membership with OEN. Also, BCcampus offers free, short workshops on connecting OER to open pedagogy: https://bccampus.ca/events/.
Finally, if you need additional help, Auraria library offers free faculty consultations about OER under the “OER Support from Auraria Library” Quick Links.