7 Projects Granted Open Educational Resources Funding

Hallway of the Cathedral of Learning, with a student walking in the background

The Office of the Provost recently awarded Open Educational Resources (OER) funding to seven projects during the spring 2021 term.

OER funding supports faculty to adapt, adopt or create OER for an existing course. These projects will enhance the educational experiences of Pitt students, save students money on course materials and provide faculty with the ability to customize their courses.

This year’s winners are:

  • OER Development for Physics of the Human Body: Matteo Broccio, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and 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
  • Development of Open Educational Resources Suitable for a Majors Microbiology Course: Candice Damiani and Erica McGreevy, Department of Biological Sciences, Dietrich School
  • 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 Program, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Gender, Education, and Development: Maureen Porter, Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy, School of Education
  • OER for Screenwriters of Digital Media, TV and Film: Christopher Prouty, Film and Media Studies, Dietrich School