Call for Proposal: Open Oregon OER Grants

  Open Oregon seeks grant proposals that implement high-impact, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs for students. Grant funding of $200,000 is made available by the Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association.   Proposals are invited in four categories: Adopt – Redesign your course to incorporate an existing open textbook or open course contentas is ($500 per person, capped at $3,000 per course; let us know if you have a very large department that needs special consideration). Apply for an Adopt Grant Revise/Remix – Remix existing open educational resources and create new open content to bridge gaps in available resources to enable a fully open course. New content may add missing chapters to existing OER or create ancillaries such as quiz question banks, lecture slides, or lab manuals ($1500 per person, capped at $9,000 per course). Apply for a Revise/Remix Grant Author – Create a substantially new open textbook or open course where it is possible to demonstrate that quality resources are not currently available to meet learning objectives ($5,000 per person with a project cap of $30,000 per course). Apply for an Author Grant Other – Propose a different kind of project not covered by the three categories above (up to $30,000). Proposals should directly use grant money rather than re-granting smaller amounts to other applicants. Apply for an “Other” Grant Completed application forms are due Friday, January 29, 2016. The grant committee will notify applicants by Monday, February 29,

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Webinar: Take Educational Video To The Next Level with Kaltura

Taking Educational Video to the Next Level December 8, 2015 Industry:Education From flipped classrooms to video assignments, video has become an essential part of teaching and learning worldwide. But as educational institutions become more proficient at using video, are they taking full advantage of video’s potential across the organization? Join this webinar to discover how to take your educational video to the next level. From marketing and admissions to campus life and libraries to community and alumni relations, video can revolutionize the entire institution. See how to use the video tools you already have to increase matriculation, grow a sense of community spirit, manage your archives, keep in touch with your graduates, and more. Panelists: Justin Beck, VP of Global Education Perry Fetterman, Director of Product Marketing

OER Resources and Textbook Savings in Oregon

  Here are three things that you can do right now to get involved with the movement to save students money on textbooks: Register for the Open Textbook Workshop at Clackamas Community College on November 6 Join keynote speaker David Wiley at the Regional OER Conference at Mount Hood Community College on November 13. Watch for other conferences coming up in December in Southern Oregon and on the coast. Join the Open Oregon Google Group to stay informed, ask questions, and post answers. (Email Amy Hofer if you need to be directly added to the group.) If you are already saving students money by using low-cost or no-cost course materials, please share! Take a minute to fill out the short form on the Open Oregon Resources Page.   For more information about OER resources contact: Amy Hofer Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services 971-722-6482 Visit the website: Follow Open Oregon on Twitter:

Regional OER Conferences

Two regional conferences on Open Education Resources are being sponsored Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association and Open Oregon Open Textbook Workshop Nov 6th 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Gregory Forum, Clackamas Community College  Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a workshop and writing a review of a textbook in the Open Textbook Library. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts. Capacity is limited, and complete/open textbooks are not available for all subjects. Preference for this workshop will be based on textbook subject area availability. Check available textbooks in the Open Textbook Library. Register for this workshop by Monday, October 30. Regional OER Conference Nov 13th 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Visual Arts Theater, Mount Hood Community College  Join Open Oregon and keynote speaker David Wiley at Mount Hood Community College for a one-day conference Friday, November 13, 9-4. Register for this workshop by November 6th for first consideration. For more information about these workshops, contactAmy Hofer ( Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services,  for help finding other open/low cost materials to support your classes.