4-VA OER Initiatives | Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) | Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
4-VA OER Initiatives
Mason’s participation in the 4-VA Initiative includes making grants avaliable to faculty to support course redesign efforts at Mason. Examples of Mason 4-VA Supported course redesign projects include the Mason English 302 OER collection hosted by Mason Libraries
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) investigates and supports open educational, resource, and access models that increase access and affordability to high quality educational resources for Virginia students. VIVA efforts focus directly on the costs of higher education for Virginia students, empowering faculty to contribute to the growing field of open course materials and providing statewide support to open education library leaders.
VIVA offers course redesign grants, participates in the Open Textbook Network, and coordinates OER initatives across the Commonwealth’s academic libraries.
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
Mason’s Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning is a one-stop destination for all George Mason faculty and graduate students seeking to explore and test new ideas for teaching methods and techniques including online course delivery and integrated instructional design.