[community] DUE_june_15_Ontario_digital inclusion research grant applications

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Ontario Digital Service are accepting digital inclusion research grant

eCampusOntario Releases 2017 Calls for Proposals


eCampusOntario Releases 2017 Calls for Proposals

eCampusOntario is pleased to release two Calls for Proposals to Ontario
post-secondary institutions. All proposals must be submitted electronically
by Monday June 19 at 4:00pm EDT. Please see the Calls for Proposals pages
below for further information.

*Ontario Makes Textbook Affordability a Priority: Open Textbook Initiative*

We are pleased to announce that with the generous support of the Ontario
Government and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development,
eCampusOntario is releasing a Call for Proposals to support the development
of Open Educational Resources (OER) at Ontario colleges and universities. A
total of $1 million dollars of funding is available through the Open
Textbooks Initiative.

Anyone who has been to college or university remembers the financial burden
of buying expensive textbooks. Studies have shown that the cost of books
can be one of the primary barriers to higher education. This is why
eCampusOntario is pleased to have the support of the Government of Ontario
to make textbook affordability a priority. This current Call builds on
eCampusOntario’s first round of funding that saw 24 projects funded.

The current Call will accept projects to increase the presence and use of
open textbooks in the following priority areas:

   1. Textbooks for high-enrolment first and second-year courses
   2. Original French-language content
   3. Indigenous studies content
   4. Trades and technical skills content
   5. Content supporting the settlement of immigrants and refugees

Funded Open Textbook Initiative projects will incent uptake of Open
resources across the province, encourage the adoption and adaptation of
open textbooks by educators across Ontario institutions, and support early
adopters at a grass-roots level.

Download Open Textbook Initiative Call for Proposals (PDF, 290 KB)

Download the Open Textbook Creation Application Template (.docx, 1.12 MB)

Download the Open Textbook Adoption/Adaptation Application Template (.docx,
1.12 MB)

Download the eCampusOntario Open Licensing Policy (PDF, 78 KB)

Download the Shared Online Course Fund (ShOCF) Previously Funded Projects
(.xlsx 41 MB)

NEW: Read the Open Textbook Initiative FAQ

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL <https://www.ecampusontario.ca/proposal-submission/3>

*Digital Inclusion Research*

As a centre for excellence in online learning, eCampusOntario has a mandate
to support leading edge Ontario research in the field. In this Call for
Proposals, the Ontario Digital Service has provided funding to support
researchers who wish to explore digital inclusion and related areas of
focus, such as inequities in access to the Internet and digital skills,
practices of design which exclude groups or individuals, and explorations
of the concrete ways in which people can benefit from the application of
digital skills and access across sectors (e.g., healthcare, education,
civic participation) as well as ways in which people may be put at risk as
a result of lack of knowledge, or skills in digital technologies.

Download the Digital Inclusion Research Call for Proposals (PDF, 348 KB)

Download the Digital Inclusion Research Application template (.docx, 1.12

Download the eCampusOntario Open Licensing Policy (PDF, 78 KB)

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL <https://www.ecampusontario.ca/proposal-submission/2>


Please submit questions to projects at ecampusontario.ca.

*Q&A Webinars*
We will host a Q&A Webinar for each RFP on Wednesday May 31, 2017:

*10am – 11am: Open Textbook Initiative.* Register now.

*2pm – 3pm: Digital Inclusion Research.* Register now.

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