OER Seed Grants

OER Seed Grants (formerly Kelly Grants) have funded the pedagogical innovations and course redesigns resulting from the adoption, adaptation, or authoring of open educational resources (OER). In addition to eliminating textbook costs, grant projects have reflected a wide range of goals: addressing textbook and course material deficits; rethinking and reorganizing course subject matter to incorporate a greater diversity and variety of source materials; increasing student engagement, and redesigning entire program curricula. In many cases, the funding helped support graduate student assistance, which resulted in a unique collaborative and co-creative learning opportunity for GA’s. Grant recipients are supported by a team from Information Technology Services, the Center for Transformative Teaching, and University Libraries.