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Open Educational Resources and VIVA

VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) hosts many events/initiatives regarding open educational resources, including grants and a digital library of OER resources.

*** VIVA Open Adopt Grants: VIVA has just announced a new round of Open Adopt Grants with an application deadline of December 7, 2022. These grants provide awards of $2,000 to individual instructors to support the time it takes to integrate existing open or no-cost materials into a syllabus, and to ensure that the results of those efforts are widely available to Virginia educators. The VIVA Open Adopt Grant RFP and application can be found on the VIVA website.

Informational webinars will be held on the below dates. Registration is required. More information is available on VIVA's website.

Team and departmental adoptions, as well as projects seeking to adapt or create new Open Educational Resources, should apply for the next round of the larger scale VIVA Open Course Grants. Questions can be sent to vivaopen@gmu.edu.

*** Getting Started with VIVA Open: VIVA is hosting a 60-minute interactive webinar, "Getting Started with VIVA Open," on November 10, 2022 from 1-2 PM EST. This session, facilitated by ISKME, is designed for Virginia faculty and higher education professionals interested in learning more about open educational resources (OER) and practices, and the VIVA Open! digital library. Learn more and register here: https://vivalib.org/va/viva-open-get-started. Questions can be sent to wrondeau@gmu.edu.

*** Contact Karen Vaughan kvaughan@odu.edu with questions about these initiatives or open and affordable course resources.

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