Nine McMaster University faculty members are receiving grants to support eight projects that will foster the creation and integration of free, high-quality online textbooks and other digital educational materials.
The McMaster Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Program is a three-year pilot project jointly supported by the Office of the Provost, McMaster University Library, the Health Sciences Library and the MacPherson Institute. It provides successful applicants with funding to create or adapt and customize open educational resources, enabling new pedagogical approaches and costs savings for students. The program also offers an honorarium for instructors to peer review an existing open textbook.
The 2021-22 grants support six open content creation projects and two adaptation projects.
The following faculty members, and their corresponding projects, will be supported as they build and integrate OER into their teaching in the coming year:
- Konstantinos Apostolou and Amin Rajabzadeh, assistant professors, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Open Content Creation: Introduction to Mass Balances
- Mirna Carranza, professor, School of Social Work
Open Content Creation: The Colonial Mirror: Newcomer Families as Civic Bodies
- David Feinberg, associate professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Open Content Creation: Python for Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
- Chad Harvey, associate professor, School of Interdisciplinary Science
Open Content Adaptation: Adaptation of Biology 2e (OpenStax)
- Ali Hashemi, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Open Content Creation: Revisiting the History of Psychology
- Anne Holbrook, professor, Department of Medicine
Open Content Adaptation: Adaptation of the National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) of Australia
- Miroslav Lovric, associate professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Open Content Creation: 99 Numbers: Mathematics of Everyday Life
- Antonio Paez, professor, School of Earth, Environment & Society
Open Content Creation: Spatial Statistics