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Open Educational Resources (OER): NUI Galway OERs

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Create and publish your own OERs (due to launch in mid-2021)

NUI Galway provides an integrated OER publishing platform to create and promote your own open, free, and reusable OER learning materials. 

Supported by the NUI Galway Student Project Fund

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Open Education Recourses (OER) Pilot Project Funded (July 2020)

The main project aim is to enable and encourage a culture of open publishing of learning materials in NUI Galway. The Student Project Fund has funded a two-year pilot of an OER service for the University, led by the Library with CELT and the SU.
The project will provide the infrastructure and service for publishing open, free, and reusable NUI Galway authored learning materials. The project is a cross-campus effort with multiple stakeholders. The project plans to deliver the following:

  • an OER online platform for students and staff,
  • a cross-campus working group to focus on the continued governance and development of the service,
  • OER grants to support the development of OERs,
  • an OER service led by the Library,
  • partnership arrangements agreed with Students' Union, CELT, and related stakeholders, and
  • several NUI Galway OERs created, published, and reused locally and globally.

More information will follow. The expected launch of the OER service and platform is in mid-2021.

NUI Galway OER publishing platform for effective learning

One of the outputs of the pilot project is to provide no-cost access to an OER creation and publishing NUI Galway students and staff. This is aimed at people interested in making a difference in open education and creating or modifying OERs. An OER platform is a web-based publishing tool that allows authors to easily import content and export the resulting publication to a variety of formats, including MOBI, EPUB, and PDF. Additionally, the platform and compatible plugins support embedded multimedia, interactive assessment, and web annotation.

Grants for creating and publishing NUI Galway OERs

The grant program is generously funded by the Student Project Fund.

The OER Grants will provide funding and support to NUI Galway members who can commit to developing new OERs for NUI Galway courses. This direct support is used to adopt, adapt and/or integrate OERs as primary materials within their NUI Galway courses. 

OER projects supported by the grants are created by the grant holders and hosted by the Library.