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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Program helps faculty redesign courses using open educational resources | Academics - Penn State News

'Affordable Course Transformation' enters its third year; proposals accepted beginning Sept. 25, writes Penn State News.

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Penn State faculty interested in providing greater access to higher education through affordable course materials are encouraged to participate in the third round of Affordable Course Transformation at Penn State (ACT@PSU). The call for proposals will open on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and the deadline to submit is Monday, Nov. 11.

“It was exciting to work on because it gave me the resources to complete something I had planned for many years,” said Zachary Klingensmith, assistant teaching professor of economics at Penn State Behrend, when asked about his ACT@PSU project last year. “The ACT team introduced me to existing materials that allowed me to create something beautiful, useful, and free for my [ECON 102 and 104] students which will be used for many, many years to come.”...

Faculty who participate in the program receive a grant stipend, instructional design support from Teaching and Learning with Technology, and additional support from the Open Educational Resources coordinator and Open Education Librarian.
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Source: Penn State News