Vol. 4 No. 2 (2019)
Essays and Opinion Pieces

Incentivizing OER adoption with course development mini-grants

M. H. Albro
Shippensburg University
Aaron W. Dobbs
Shippensburg University
Michelle T. Foreman
Shippensburg University

Published 2020-12-20


  • open education,
  • open educational resource,
  • oer,
  • grant program

How to Cite

Albro, M., Dobbs, A., & Foreman, M. (2020). Incentivizing OER adoption with course development mini-grants. Journal of New Librarianship, 4(2), 449–475. https://doi.org/10.21173/newlibs/8/1


Open Educational Resources (OER) are one form of digital scholarship used across the country to make education more accessible to students by removing barriers to essential course materials (such as textbooks and supplementary readings). This case shows how one university has taken steps to increase the prominence of OER in classrooms on campus while engaging in a state-wide pilot project.