Open Education Resources Grants 2021

The Office of the Provost recently provided Open Education Resources (OER) funding to seven projects during the Spring 2021 term.

OER funding supports faculty to adapt, adopt and/or create OER for an existing course. These projects 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.

  • OER Development for Physics of the Human Body
    Matteo Broccio
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
     
  • Computational Biology for All! Development of an interactive, accessible, and student-customizable computational biology text
    Nathan L. Brouwer
    Department of Biological Sciences, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
     
  • Development of Open Educational Resources Suitable for a Majors Microbiology Course
    Candice Damiani and Erica McGreevy
    Department of Biological Sciences, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
     
  • Open Interactive Simulations for Teaching Computer Systems
    Sherif Khattab, Vinicius Petrucci, Luis Oliveira, and Wonsun Ahn
    Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Information 
     
  • OER for Sophomore Level Organic Chemistry
    Manisha Nigam
    Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
     
  • Gender, Education, and Development
    Maureen Porter
    Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy (EFOP), School of Education
     
  • OER for Screenwriters of Digital Media, TV, and Film
    Christopher Prouty
    Film and Media Studies, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

See the funded projects from 2020, 2019, and 2018.