The 2016-17 Open Oregon Educational Resources grants have been awarded. Congratulations to our grantees!
Taken together, the projects represent collaborations with 15 different institutions that have the potential to save over 7,000 Oregon students an estimated $1,142,624 in the pilot year of the program. This represents an impact of over $5 in savings for each $1 of grant money spent. Beyond the pilot phase it is expected that these fully accessible and openly licensed course materials will be used even more widely and increase the student savings impact.
Many thanks to the Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association for sponsoring this grant funding, and to the members of the Grant Evaluation Committee for their teamwork in evaluating the grant proposals.
This year’s grant cohort includes six course redesigns that will adopt open course materials as-is; 18 revise/remix projects that modify open course materials to meet specific course needs; 8 authoring projects that create new open course materials where none currently exist; and 3 “other” projects that don’t fit the pre-defined grant categories. The redesigned courses include transfer degree, CTE, and developmental courses, and are also used in high schools that participate in accelerated learning programs.
2016 OER Grant Evaluation Committee members:
- Lisa Brandt, Portland Community College, ORAHEAD representative
- Kendra Cawley, Portland Community College, CIA representative
- Claire Dannenbaum, Lane Community College, Librarian representative
- Amy Hofer, Open Oregon Educational Resources
- Jen Klaudinyi, Portland Community College, Librarian representative
- Jackie Ray, Blue Mountain Community College, Librarian representative
- Chris Rubio, Central Oregon Community College, 2015 grant cohort representative
- Michael Weissenfluh, Tillamook Bay Community College, OCCDLA representative