Gallaway Named Open Education Group Research Fellow
BATON ROUGE – Teri Gallaway, interim executive director of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, has been named a 2017-2018 research fellow with the Open Education Group (OEG).
The OEG, operated through the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University, is committed to expanding the research base on the cost-savings, outcomes, use and perceptions of open educational resources. They received the 2017 Excellence in Research Award from the international Open Education Consortium. This is the third year of fellowships funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Gallaway was one of 27 research fellows selected for this honor from a very strong applicant pool, LOUIS reps said. Recipients are part of a fellowship program that lasts for 18 months and has an approximate value of $5,000. Collectively the fellows represent 24 institutions of higher education. With an increasing number of educators and students using open education resources, this fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity to increase the research base on open educational resources.
As part of her fellowship, Gallaway will collaborate with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and LOUIS member libraries on assessment of Open Educational Resources (OER) redesigned courses using the Cost, Outcomes, Usage, Perceptions (COUP) framework.