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Open Educational Resources Funding Awarded to 19 Projects

To support the development of open educational resources (OER), the Office of the Provost provides funding to faculty projects that will enhance the educational experiences of Pitt students, save students money on course materials as well as provide these faculty with the ability to customize their courses.

Last fall, 11 projects were funded.

Recently this spring, the following 19 projects were awarded grant funding:

Child Development OER
Kristen Asplin, assistant professor of psychology, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Writing Lesson and Unit Plans
Jeanne Burth, associate professor of education, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Beginning Quechua OER 
Alana DeLoge, Quechua instructor and program coordinator, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Converting Directing and Devising Class to OER
Kevin Ewert, professor of theatre and director of theatre program, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

An Inquiry-Based Manual for Music Fundamentals 
Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
Jeffrey Guterman; associate professor, division chair and director of broadcast communications program; University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Conexiones (Connections)
Max Jensen, visiting assistant professor of Spanish and comparative literature, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Introduction to Psychology at UPJ
Stephanie Jimenez, assistant professor of psychology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Customized e-books for Introduction to Physics I and II 
Beta Keramati, instructor of physics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Development of OER for Core Electrical Engineering Courses
Robert Kerestes, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Redesigning Beginning Latin with an Online Hour 
Andrew Korzeniewski, visiting lecturer of Classics, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Energy 101 as an OER
Matthew Kropf, assistant professor of energy science and technology and director of the Energy Institute, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Digital Photography I: Experiential OER
Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor and director of art program and director of interdisciplinary arts program, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Development of Python Textbook for Statistical Inference and Data Science
K. Louis Luangkesorn, assistant professor of industrial engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Introduction to Psychology Transition to OER
John Mullennix, professor of psychology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

OER for Pitt-Bradford Concepts of Biology
Sarah Ruffell, assistant professor of biology, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

OER Human Physiology Figures
Alan Sved, professor and chair of neuroscience, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Online Spaced Repetition Radiology Anatomy Self-Learning Module
Suvendra Vijayan, assistant professor of dental medicine, School of Dental Medicine

My Racial Journey
Shannon Wanless, professor of education and director of the Office of Child Development, School of Education

 

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