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Sustainable Funding Models for OER and Free Storytelling Projects

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As educators, technologists, and creators, we are living in exciting times as technology creates ever increasing opportunities for us to build and share Open Educational Resources (OERs) (Parisky & Boulay, 2013) from VR / AR / MR to digital video to transmedia to podcasting to games to mobile and e-learning ... and the list goes on. Creating these resources though, costs time and money. (Śliwowski, 2014) In order to better understand both established and emerging funding / business models around the production and distribution of OERs (Downes, 2007) (de Langen, 2013), our team of researchers and educators from Canada and the US, have been researching various funding models including grants / awards, foundation funding, crowdfunding, sponsorship / brand partners, traditional broadcast solutions, advertising, affiliate marketing, freemium models, and more to learn what makes OER projects successful in each of these streams of funding. The team’s goal in doing this is to create an OER for other OER creators to learn from, as they approach finding funding for their OER projects.

This session will share the findings of the team’s research, including case studies from OER projects that were successful and those that were not. We will examine what worked for these projects in their funding initiatives, and what did not. Ultimately, we will be exploring what turned “nos” and “maybes” for funding on various OER projects into “yeses”.


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de Langen, F.H.T. (2013). Strategies for Sustainable Business Models for Open Educational Resources. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 14. 53-66. 10.19173/irrodl.v14i2.1533.

Downes, Stephen. (2007). Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects. 3. 10.28945/384.

Parisky, A., & Boulay, R. (2013). Designing and Developing Open Education Resources in Higher Education: A Molecular Biology Project. International journal of technology, knowledge and society, 9( 2), 145-155.

Śliwowski, K. (2014). OER are not really free. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://

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Sustainable Funding Models for OER and Free Storytelling Projects

  1. 1. Sustainable Funding Models for OER & Free Storytelling Projects (that may or may not involve a cat)
  2. 2. Mary McDonald - Multimedia Artist & Educator Erica Hargreave - Storyteller & Educator
  3. 3. Project: Stanley Park Virtual Field Trip Funding Sources: Student Driven (Paid & Volunteer) Institution Funding Project Specific Grants Interview with Saeed Dyanatkar
  4. 4. Project: Italian Open Education -- VR for language learning Funding Sources: University Grant Interview with Margherita Berti Project: Open Stax Funding Sources: Earned Revenue from Hard Copies of Textbooks Partnerships with Educational Resource Companies Grants from Philanthropic Foundations Interview with Daniel Williamson
  5. 5. Project: Motion Poems Funding Sources: Initially Self Funded Partner with Publishers & Literary Organizations to Obtain Free Rights to Poems Crowdsourced Lesson Plans & Films Corporate Funding Private Funding Earned Income from Event Ticket Sales & Consulting Services Grants Interview with Todd Boss
  6. 6. Project: Animals of The Great War eBook Funding Sources: Crowdfunding Blood, Sweat and (hopefully not) Tears Interview with Maria Grazia Suriano Project: Classic Alice Funding Sources: Initially Self Funded Crowdfunding Patron and Patronage Merchandise Revenue Sharing with the Streaming Site Interview with Kate Hackett
  7. 7. Project: Changing the Face of Courage Interview with Sarah Redohl Funding Sources: Sponsorship, Advertisers, Self Funding, Investing Own Time, Traditional Media Purchases
  8. 8. Project: Swaddled Funding Sources: Crowdsourced Artwork Community Driven Collages Self Funded Invested Own Time Earned Revenue Through Workshops on Her Participatory Artwork Interview with Jennifer Hicks
  9. 9. Project: Elementari Interview with Nicole Kang Funding Sources: Self Funding, Investing Own Time, Institution Licenses, Freemium (with Pay to Play for full library of animations), Earned Revenue from Courses
  10. 10. Funding Sources: Angel Investors Partner Organizations Earned Revenue in the Form of Training Around the Delivery of Blended Courses with Partner Organizations Contemplating the Addition of Paid Certifications for Some of Their Courses Project: Funzi Interview with Aape Pohjavirta
  11. 11. Recap of Funding Sources We’ve Found So Far Grants Government, Foundation and Institute Funding Crowdfunding Partnering with Corporations and Non-Profits Patronage Earned Revenue Advertising Revenues Traditional Media Purchases Freemium / Pay to Play Angel Investors Licensing
  12. 12. Go Raibh Maith Agat / Thank You!! Stay tuned to this summer for our research case studies in Sustainable Funding. Erica Hargreave - / @EricaHargreave — Mary McDonald - / @MaryMMc3