Session 2: Project Scoping - October 2022A

Hi @oct22-a-cohort!

I’m looking forward to seeing you on Thursday for Session 2, which will be about project scoping. We’ll begin workshopping the project summary during the session! The agenda will include the following:

  • Session and program goals
  • Publishing process overview
  • Identify tools to help your team work productively
  • Discuss the value of open licenses for your OER
  • Locate OER that match your teaching intentions
  • Plan and share a project summary

Here are links to the slides and the handout .

I look forward to seeing you soon :slight_smile:

Hi @oct22-a-cohort,

It was great seeing you yesterday. Here’s the chat transcript from our session.

Recap for Session 2: Project Scoping

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This session started off with a brief overview of the different stages of the open publishing process. Knowing what goes into publishing can help you as a creator plan for the work involved. The model depicted in the slides is cyclical to demonstrate that you will progress through the publishing process in unique ways, sometimes circling back or working in multiple stages all at one, in correspondence with the unique parameters in your project. There is no one way for all projects in our cohort, but understanding the different stages in the process, will help you plan ahead to better navigate those unique contexts.

Prior to our next session, please complete the activities listed on your Handout for Session 2 [link above], under the Homework Activities. This includes further working on your Project Summary [link above], posting your results to your Project Forum if you can, and starting to locate suitable OER in your discipline. As a reminder in the template, you’ll consider:

  • Title: informative for reader and adopter.
  • About the project: Brief, highlight any unique elements or aspects about the resource
  • Audience: Think beyond the courseThe/classroom about student accessibility needs, reading levels, backgrounds, contexts, etc.
  • Significant Learning Outcomes: Phrasing Overarching OER Outcomes and more specific sub-goals can guide you in the location of suitable resources or inform you of gaps that you will need to fill.
  • About the content: list of topics or concepts covered, plus a brief structural breakdown of the book or course materials
  • License: Thinking about the permission you might (not) want to grant future adopters will help you define the license of your choice down the road.
  • Team: list the full group of people involved in the project
  • Support or funding: mention institutional support and/or funding if applicable
  • Participation options: pathways to contact the team to get involved
  • Measures of Success: short and long-term goals that don’t solely need to be quantitative

Another important part of the Project Scoping stage is the set up of systems and tools for your team to be organized and transparent, set up for live and asynchronous communication, and prepared to write/ edit/ format your OER seamlessly. If you haven’t done so yet, please finalize this setup in your teams.

Next week, we’ll continue to plan and finalize the vision for the project with our session on storytelling and communication. I look forward to connecting with you then.


There are four main objectives that will address the needs of this project, and they are:

  1. Developing OER materials for Health & Health Education courses that are currently without a textbook and/or limited integration of required content that meet the rapid growth of allied health curriculum and practice.
  2. Eliminate the burden of textbook and material costs for Health and Health Education students.
  3. Alignment of a more inclusive curriculum to support the diverse learning needs of the historically black college university (HBCU) learner; and
  4. Develop a pipeline of Health and Health Education workforce to address the communities plagued with inequitable policies and investment.