In response to planning for the Winter 2021 academic term in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to establish innovative cross-institutional collaboration with a focus on improving student learning, Carleton University and University of Ottawa are pleased to offer a new round of the Shared Online Projects Initiative (SOPI).
The goal of the initiative is to encourage instructors across the institutions to join their efforts in developing online modules and/or courses that can be shared, adopted, adapted, and reused at one of the participating institutions. The initiative will increase institutional flexibility in online course and program delivery, allow instructors to engage in collaborative pedagogical innovations, and provide high quality learning experiences for students at the participating institutions.
Online modules and/or courses need to be developed in collaboration between instructors of the two universities and where possible would be offered in the Winter 2021 and/or Spring/Summer 2021 academic terms. While grant recipients will retain intellectual property rights over any online modules/course developed, they will agree to release their projects with an open license, such as a Creative Commons license (CC BY or CC BY-NC), which allows the other university to freely retain, copy, modify, remix, and/or redistribute the content.
Full and part-time faculty members, instructors, adjunct term faculty, and contract instructors are eligible. We are seeking proposals from a variety of disciplines.