Proposals due March 20 for open educational resources projects

To support the development of open educational resources (OER), the provost is providing funding for faculty to adapt, adopt and/or create OER for an existing course. Proposals are due March 20.

OER is defined as high-quality curricular materials — textbooks, lab notebooks, videos — that are free to students at Pitt and other institutions and allow legal permission for open use and adaptation. Open use means that anyone is free to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute these educational materials as long as attribution is made to the original creator/author. For more information, see a story from the Jan. 24 University Times.

This past fall, the provost provided funding for 11 projects. For information on funding range, eligibility and more, view the OER Funding Application

To learn how faculty at Pitt are using OER, plan to attend the Open Education Resources Panel Discussion from 4-5:30 p.m. March 4 the University Club Gold Room. A panel of four Pitt faculty will describe their experiences with adapting, adopting, and/or creating OER for one of their courses.