Second round of Open Education Resources grants announced

For the second time, the Office of the Provost has provided funding for Open Education Resources (OER) projects.

Last week, funding was announced for 19 faculty members, including many at Pitt’s regional campuses, to adapt, adopt and/or create OER for an existing course. This past fall, the provost provided funding for 11 projects.

Open Education Resources help save students money on course materials as well as provide faculty with the ability to customize their courses.

Child Development OER
Kristen Asplin, assistant professor of psychology, Pitt–Greensburg

Writing Lesson and Unit Plans
Jeanne Burth, associate professor of education, Pitt­–Greensburg

Beginning Quechua OER 
Alana DeLoge, Quechua instructor and program coordinator, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Converting Directing and Devising Class to OER
Kevin Ewert, professor of theater and director of theater program, Pitt–Bradford

An Inquiry-Based Manual for Music Fundamentals 
Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, Pitt–Bradford

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Jeffrey Guterman; associate professor, division chair and director of broadcast communications program; Pitt–Bradford

Conexiones (Connections)
Max Jensen, visiting assistant professor of Spanish and comparative literature, Pitt–Bradford

Introduction to Psychology at UPJ
Stephanie Jimenez, assistant professor of psychology, Pitt–Johnstown

Customized e-books for Introduction to Physics I and II 
Beta Keramati, instructor of physics, Pitt–Johnstown

Development of OER for Core Electrical Engineering Courses
Robert Kerestes, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Redesigning Beginning Latin with an Online Hour 
Andrew Korzeniewski, visiting lecturer of classics, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Energy 101 as an OER
Matthew Kropf, assistant professor of energy science and technology and director of the Energy Institute, Pitt–Bradford

Digital Photography I: Experiential OER
Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor and director of art program and director of interdisciplinary arts program, Pitt–Bradford

Development of Python Textbook for Statistical Inference and Data Science
K. Louis Luangkesorn, assistant professor of industrial engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Introduction to Psychology Transition to OER
John Mullennix, professor of psychology, Pitt–Johnstown

OER for Pitt-Bradford Concepts of Biology
Sarah Ruffell, assistant professor of biology, Pitt–Bradford

OER Human Physiology Figures
Alan Sved, professor and chair of neuroscience, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Online Spaced Repetition Radiology Anatomy Self-Learning Module
Suvendra Vijayan, assistant professor of dental medicine, School of Dental Medicine

My Racial Journey
Shannon Wanless, professor of education and director of the Office of Child Development, School of Education