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Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

Limestone's Affordable Learning Initative

Faculty OER Stipend program 

The Faculty OER Stipend program awards faculty for the following activities: 

  1. Open Textbook or OER Review ($100)
  2. Open Textbook or OER Adoption ($100)

See the Faculty OER Stipend Program Overview document below for more details.

Reviewing Open Textbooks:

Faculty will have a couple of open textbook review options in roder to meet the Open Textbook Review stipend requirements. These requirements are outlined in the application form and is also listed below: Faculty may:

  • Review an Open Textbook from Open Textbook Library (OTL) Pre-requisite: faculty must attend an OEN (Open Education Network) presentation. This will enable faculty to publish their review of the OTL available textbook on the OTL website. There will be opportuniities for faculty to attend OEN  presentations throughout the 2021-2022 academic year so stay tuned.
  • Create a free account with Merlot, a repository of online learning materials, so as to publish your review of an open textbook (not from OTL) on their website. Faculty may choose to review open textbooks found on the Merlot site or other sites such as OpenSTAX.

Review requirements: Faculty must address review requirements as outlined in the stipend application form. These requirements can also be found in the CRAAP document below.

  • *NOTE that in order to adopt an Open Textbook or OER for your course(s), you would also need to submit a review of the Open Textbook or OER you are planning to adopt. Therefore, the total award in this case would be ($200). 

Please see the listing below for relevant documents and instructions, and the OER faculty stipend application forms.

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