The University of Ottawa Library is pleased to award its 2021 OER grants to Prof. Elaine Beaulieu, Prof. Anne Broadbent, Ann Hemingway, and Prof. Anne Levesque.
Elaine Beaulieu, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
“Partial translation and adaptation of a first-year OER textbook in cell biology: cell reproduction” ($4,969.51)
The aim for this project is to adapt and translate the cell reproduction chapter from OpenStax Biology 2nd edition. It is meant to address the lack of open educational resources in biology in French. This adaptation will be used in BIO1540 - Introduction à la biologie cellulaire.
Anne Broadbent, Associate Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
“Translation of ‘Vector Spaces First’” ($5,000.00)
This project consists in translating “Vector Spaces First”, a free textbook written by three University of Ottawa professors and currently used in MAT1341 - Introduction to Linear Algebra. This way, students in MAT1741 - Introduction à l’algèbre linéaire will also benefit from a free, high quality textbook.
Ann Hemingway, Research Librarian (Arts), Library
“Citation Style Tutorials” ($4,793.80)
The goal of this project is to adapt the APA style tutorial designed and translated into French by the University of Alberta and to create new OER on the foundations of the three main citation styles, namely APA, MLA, and Chicago. The adaptation will consist in customizing the French texts for the University of Ottawa using Pressbooks and will include examples and interactive exercises developed with H5P.
Anne Levesque, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section
“Introduction to legal analysis” ($4,978.75)
This project aims to create a series of podcasts in French to introduce first-year students to legal analysis. Some activities will be designed in conjunction with these podcasts but they will also serve as resources for assignments in CML1611 - Compétences et habiletés juridiques. The content will be designed specifically for students in the Programme de common law en français (PCLF) and the Programme de droit canadien (PDC).
Winners were selected by a four-member committee based on the clarity of the proposal, the significance of the project and its impact on students as well as its feasibility.