Library Announces 2021 OER Grants

The Library’s PDXOpen Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Initiative is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2021 OER Grants to adapt existing OER to meet instructional needs.

PDXOpen OER Grant program is designed to encourage instructor experimentation and innovation in finding new, better, and less costly ways to deliver learning materials to their students through open educational resources in PSU classrooms.

Since PDXOpen launched in 2014, it has supported 31 open access textbooks and OER materials. Saving 10,000 PSU Students over $1.5 million. The open educational materials and textbooks have been downloaded over 460,000 times. Downloads come from over 14,000 institutions in 222 different countries and the textbooks have been adopted/adapted by instructors at 12 institutions.

Grant Recipients:

Óscar Fernández, University Studies, Senior Instructor I

OER Project Title:

College Writing for Multilingual Students Tips, Do’s, and Don’ts


FRINQ (Freshmen Inquiry)

  1. Immigration, Migration, and Belonging
  2. Race and Social Justice

SINQ (Sophomore Inquiry) 

  1. American Identities
  2. Healthy People/Healthy Places

Anahita Khodadadi, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

OER Project Title:

Basic Concepts of Building Structures for Architecture Students


  • ARCH 467: Building Structures
  • ARCH 567: Architectural Structures

The projects have been funded by the Juan Young Trust


Slider image credit: Open, created by Jessica Duensing for, via Flickr, CC-BY-SA