Spring Deadline: February 15, 2021
Applications are now available in the NuRamp system. To apply, log in to the system using your NetID. You can find the Affordable Content Grants: OER@UNO – Spring 2021 applications under Internal Competitions. Applicants who are interested in viewing the full grant rubric can visit our OER Research Guide. Grant funds will vary based on the scope of the project with $1,000-$2,500 for single section conversions and a maximum of $10,000 for large-scale, multi-section course conversions. Grant recipients will be notified by March 1, 2021.
Who Can Apply?
Full- or part-time faculty who are interested in converting their courses from traditionally published materials to low or no cost materials are eligible to apply. We continue to encourage faculty who are interested in converting their general education curriculum to apply as well.
Why is Affordable Content Important?
In addition to the financial benefits for students, affordable content encourages a level playing field in which all students have access to materials on the first day of class. There is also research that indicates OER can help with retention and GPA, while increasing opportunities for creative pedagogical approaches.
What is Affordable Content?
Affordable Content is anything that is no cost to students. This can include any of the vast OER resources available, library eBooks and journal articles, free content available online, content you’ve created, and more! In order for courses to qualify for the grant, total costs to students must be less than $40/semester.
Who Do I Contact for More Information?
Tonya Ferrell is the campus OER Coordinator and is happy to meet or answer questions about affordable content and the grants by email (email@example.com) or phone (402.554.3924).
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