Open Educational Resources

November 10th, 2016

Grants for Integration of Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials

Each year the cost of higher education rises. Tuition and fees are commonly recognized as barriers to higher education, but the unexpected costs of reading and study materials are a burden for students as well. As a result, students resort to cost mitigating strategies that have a negative impact on their education. Students may avoid certain courses due to expensive required materials, purchase outdated texts, share texts with classmates, or turn to other strategies.

To address the high cost of these academic resources, faculty are invited to apply to newly available funding to support the incorporation of quality open and affordable course materials. Faculty interested in implementing a new curricular resource strategy may receive funds in amounts from $500-$1000.

These funds can support a variety of efforts towards the reduction of costly course materials, including:

  • The development of original teaching materials

  • The integration of publicly accessible articles or text

  • The incorporation of library materials available through subscriptions

To learn more about open educational resources and the funding opportunities, we invite you to attend one of the following upcoming information session.

During the session you will hear from the grant coordinators as well as Jane Morris, of Boston College, who will speak to BC’s existing funding program. Each session will include a discussion of the need for open educational resources and conclude with details for this interested in submitting a proposal for funding.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thank you,

Academic Technology, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Library and the Rabb School

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