About the Series
The Open Education Development Series program is a five-part, scaffolded exploration of Open Education (to include OER and Open Pedagogy), targeted to faculty teaching in online courses and designed to support their understanding and engagement with this innovative instructional approach. Faculty teaching in online courses and programs are eligible for this program.
Parts I – IV will be offered in fall and spring
Part V will only be offered once per year in summer
Spring 2024 Registration
Enroll in the OEDS Parts I – IV
Registration period: January 22nd, 2024 – February 2nd, 2024
Spring 2024 Cohort Dates
- Parts I and II February 12, 2024 – February 23, 2024
- Part III March 4, 2024 – March 15, 2024
- Part IV March 25, 2024 – April 19, 2024
- Part V May 6, 2024 – June 28, 2024
Attend an information session to learn more about the requirements for consideration, the application and review process, and to get an overview of the five-part Development Series and the learning experiences that participants will have in each part.
Information sessions for spring 2024 will be held on January 24 and 26. Please complete this OEDS Google Form to register for an upcoming information session.
A Zoom link will be distributed to registered participants prior to the information session.
If you are interested in learning more about the Open Ed Series but are unable to attend an information session, please reach out to Sarah Saia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Vecchione at email@example.com.
Find your Entry Point
This table illustrates the target audience for each part based on possible OER experiences. Faculty teaching in online courses and programs are eligible for this program. If the example provided sounds familiar to your journey, that might be your entry point. For more information including eligibility criteria, learning outcomes, deliverables, and participation requirements for each part of the Open Education Development Series, please see the information after the following table:
Open Education Development Series Table
|Part I: Building a Foundation of OER Knowledge and Use
|I am not familiar with OER. I may have heard the acronym in conversation before, but I couldn’t tell you what it is or how it applies to my online course or instruction.
|Part II: Transforming Practice with OER Creation and Open Pedagogy
$250 Stipend offered for successful completion of Parts I and II
|I have heard of OER and I know what the benefits are in using these resources in my online course/instruction, but I am not sure how I would go about incorporating them.
|Part III: Putting it All Together - Finding and Evaluating OER
$250 Stipend offered for successful completion of Part III
|I have heard of OER, I know several benefits of OER, and I know where I could go to find OER. I am not sure, however, how I would determine the quality of the resources I could use in my online course/instruction.
|Part IV: Putting it All Together - Adopting and Integrating Existing OER
Up to a $500 stipend offered for successful completion of Part IV
|I have heard of OER, I know the benefits of OER, and I can determine the quality of OER I might use in my course/instruction. I am not sure, however, how to effectively remix or reuse OER into my online course/instruction. Please note, OER remixed and created in Part IV must be integrated into an online course.
|Part V: Putting it All Together - Creating and Publishing your own Open Textbook
$2,000 Stipend offered for successful completion of Part V
|My knowledge and experiences with OER have inspired me to create my own open textbook and become an active contributor to the Open Community. I would like to be contacted directly for more information on how to apply to Part V of the Open Ed Development Series. Please note, open textbooks created in Part V must be integrated into an online course.