The Libraries are happy to announce our second round of OpenHawks funding, available to any faculty member or graduate student who is interested in using or developing Open Educational Resources (OER) for a UI course. If you are concerned about the cost or quality of your existing textbooks and would like to explore OER, this might be the nudge you need!
We’re offering a range of awards, depending on the type of project you’d like to complete.
|Award Type||Award Range||Requirements|
|Adoption||$500-$1,000||Use an existing open textbook for a course with no editing and minimal course adaptation required.|
|Remixing||$750-$2,000||Adapt, update, combine, or improve existing OER to replace a currently used textbook. Use of library-licensed materials may also be considered.|
|Support Materials||$1,000-$3,000||Develop test bank questions, teaching support materials, quizzes, interactive learning aids, or other support materials for existing OER.|
|Course Redesign||Up to $5,000||Redesign a course around the use of OER.|
|OER Creation||Up to $10,000||Create an original Open Educational Resource to be used in a course and shared under an open license.|
To find out more, visit the OpenHawks website. Here, you’ll find the Call for Proposals, as well as general information about OER, training materials, and more. Applications are due on April 24, 2020.
OpenHawks is a program funded by the Provost’s Innovation Fund (PIF) and UI Student Government.