This module will help faculty and library staff explore ways to fund OER projects at their colleges.
In the very early days of OER, a handful of foundations such as the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - opens in a new window led the way in funding OER projects across the globe. Today, funding for OER remains limited, although more diversified. Individuals and colleges may explore a range of sources to support their OER work, including those listed below.
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Below are examples of ways that faculty may collaborate with library staff and others to seek OER funding.
Learn about how one U.S. college successfully wove components of OER into its nationally funded grants, and tapped philanthropic organizations and internal campus budgets to enable OER. You can also download the Building OER Sustainability at Your College with CCCOER excerpt video transcript.
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In addition to financial support, consider ways to leverage existing projects or collaborative opportunities as a means to support your OER work: