The Office of Open Learning has extended the deadline for the OER ACE Grants to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in response to a number of requests for extensions.
“There are a lot of people with really good and interesting ideas about how to create and use open educational resources in their teaching, and we want to ensure that there is enough time to put together the best possible application at such a busy time of the year,” said Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning.
The grants are intended to support faculty and staff in adopting, creating, and extending openly licenced learning materials in both credit and non-credit learning opportunities.
Projects that support indigenization of the curriculum, address issues of reconciliation, diversity, equity, internationalization, or which are targeted to support and improve outcomes for underserved or diverse groups are particularly encouraged to apply, as are interdisciplinary or collaborative proposals, and proposals involving students.
There are two categories in the current call, which has a total of up to $50,000 to support projects in 2018-19:
- Proposals for the development of new OERs (up to $7,500 over 12 months); and
- Proposals for adopting or extending existing OERs (up to $5,000 over 12 months).
The Office of Open Learning encourages anyone thinking of applying to contact the office to discuss their ideas before submitting a proposal. Proposals may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “OER ACE proposal.”
For more information about the Office of Open Learning’s support for creating, adopting or adapting, OERs, or questions about the grants, contact Baker at 519-253-3000, ext. 4925, by email: email@example.com, or drop in to the offices in G102, Lambton Tower basement.