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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources Grant Program

Deakin's OER grant program commenced in 2021. The focus of the OER  program is to support staff in developing their capacity to use OER principles and practices in units and courses. The grant program enabled OER to be investigated, adapted, created and incorporated into units, building capacity in staff as they use and create resources. Applications are sought for creative and innovative project ideas from Deakin staff interested in using OER in their teaching or creating OER for their discipline. Successful applicants are supported in the creation of the OER with a grant and by the library. 

Past recipients

Since the program commencement, a wide range of projects have been supported. These include OER adoption, adaptation and creation projects. For some ideas for OER inclusion in your unit, have a look at the projects below (Note that the resource creation projects not linked to a resource are still in development):

2023 Grant Recipients

The OER grant recipients for 2023 are:

  • Erin Hawley (Arts and Education) - Develop an open textbook on communication concepts
  • Ramon Lopez Castellano and Fanny Lucia Rios Rodriguez (Arts and Education) -  Add interactive components to Español down under: Spanish for Australia and New Zealand
  • Hoa Nguyen (Business and Law) - Develop Australian case studies for finance
  • Paulina Fishman (Business and Law) - Develop OER for corporate insolvency law
  • Patricia Corbett (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Develop open textbook on sustainable marine futures
  • Ellen Moon, Matt Jennings and Rob McHenry (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Extend OER engineering career video collection
  • Natalie Gasz (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Investigate the availability of OER to replace textbooks
  • Allison Ringer (Business and Law) - Adopt an open textbook for Marketing
  • Annette Nguyen (Business and Law) - Develop an OER textbook for Finance

2022 Grant Recipients

The successful grant applications for 2022 included OER book creation and ancillary resource creation. The successful applicants were:

2021 Grant Recipients

  • Andrew Cain (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Update existing OER textbook on programming
  • Tricia Wevill (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Remix OER to create resources on Ecology
  • Jillian Healy (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Incorporate OER text in unit site to replace textbook
  • Mark Luther / Hong Xian Li (Science, Engineering and Built Environment) - Develop interactive tour of building services
  • Emily Wade (Arts and Education) - Develop OER Student Stories Hub
  • Andrea Nolan (Arts and Education) - Open text on Play-based teaching approaches
  • Leesa Davis (Arts and Education) - Update unit content to include OER
  • Dr Sarah Steen (Business and Law) - Develop open text of Workplace Role Play Scenarios
  • Paul Fallon (Business and Law) - Develop business case studies
  • Cailin Mellberg (Health) - Develop the Grad Companion : A MRI resource for teaching anatomy
  • Ian Fuelscher (Health) - Develop modules to move to an open source software for statistical analysis in Psychology and an open textbook.

More information on the 2021 project can be found on the Open Educational Resources Grants 2021 website.