OER Course Redesign Training: Open Ed Week Sprint Registration Deadline

By | January 9, 2019

Funding is available for Oregon community college and university faculty to participate in a one-week online, asynchronous OER course redesign training.

OER course redesign defined: The goal of the training is to redesign an existing course using open materials in order to save students money. We will also explore open educational practices that encourage students to create or contribute to open content with a real-world purpose.

Funding details: $750 per person: $250 upon completion of training, and $500 upon completion of course redesign.

Timeline: We will run this training as a SPRINT during Open Ed Week, March 4-8, 2019. Plan to commit 12-15 hours to complete your course redesign (your mileage may vary).

Preview the training: https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1524023

Completed registration forms are due by Monday, February 25, 2019.


6 thoughts on “OER Course Redesign Training: Open Ed Week Sprint Registration Deadline

  1. Jennifer HanlonWilde

    I am interested in redesigning Technical Writing using open educational resources.

  2. Linda

    When is the training and how long will it take? Does the full course redo have to be done by March 8th (I think mine will take over the 15 hours).

    1. openoregon Post author

      Hi Linda, good questions here. The “sprint” idea is an experiment, and of course the time it takes you to redesign your course is hard to predict. I can tell you that the training is designed to scaffold your course redesign, so that you can focus on that work and minimize time spent in the training itself.

      The goal of the sprint is to complete the redesign by March 8. If you think that is really unrealistic for your own course, it may be preferable to wait for other opportunities to come around – for example, I hope to run another call for grant proposals by fall latest (though there are no guarantees with state funding, of course). We could also try to figure out a way to give you a running start.

      If you have more questions, feel free to send me an email :)


  3. Vaughan Briggs

    I’m very happy to see that you are offering this training! As someone whom just completed a course redesign to OER, I would have loved to have had this course as a resource. However, one note of caution: for me my course redesign took months, not days.

    1. openoregon Post author

      Hi Vaughan, the sprint format is an experiment and definitely will not work for everyone. I’m very glad to know that you’re using OER and I’m sure that your students appreciate the work you did! -Amy


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