OERNZ Bounties

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Describing an OERNZ bounty

A bounty is a reward or honorarium payment for assisting our community with a specified task. These tasks are announced from time to time, by the OER Foundation who fund the infrastructure for the WikiEducator project.

A bounty is similar to a fixed price contract when compared to the statement of work and specified deliverables, but is more in tune with the approaches associated with open source software and the free culture movement.

Our hope is that individuals and institutions believe in doing a specific task. Simply put, the money paid is just an additional incentive. Bounties are a mechanism to communicate emerging priorities so as to better support the work of the OERNZ's many volunteers.

Acceptance of any bounty work done for the OERNZ project will always be determined by its quality and if it makes the project better, not if it merely meets some legalistic requirements. For this reason the criteria for granting a bounty depends on the satisfaction of the project owners, that is the New Zealand teaching community.

Detailed bounty proposals are listed on the Category page for OERNZ Bounty projects

Bounty contest rules

  1. Consult the list of proposed bounties published on this page. A bounty has three distinct phases during its life cycle:
    • Proposed: Where individuals or organisations are invited to express their interest in a prospective bounty and to justify why they are the best candidate(s) to take up the bounty;
    • Active: This represents the phase from the point where the bounty work has been awarded to a successful proposer(s), and will remain active until the project is completed. During the active phase no more expressions of interest can be accepted for the same or similar proposal.
    • Completed: Once the statement of work has been completed to the satisfaction of the OER Foundation, the bounty is paid and the status of the project is changed to completed.
  2. Bounty applicants must be New Zealand citizens, New Zealand permanent residents or organisations registered and operating in New Zealand.
  3. In return for the bounty payment, the copyright holder agrees to release their outputs under a CC-BY 3.0 New Zealand or CC-BY-SA 3.0 New Zealand license and confirm that they have not incorporated any third party "all-rights reserved" materials in their content project.
  4. Individuals, teams and organisations may submit an expression of interest for more than one bounty project. Our aim is to encourage and support the best Kiwi talent in developing reusable teaching resources for the OERNZ project.
  5. We encourage wide involvement and discussions from the community. Feedback and discussions must be posted on the corresponding discussion page of the bounty concerned. If multiple people want to work on the same task, they can more easily find each other and collaborate through the relevant discussion tab in WikiEducator.
  6. All bounty work is carried out and reported transparently within WikiEducator, unless it is impractical to do so.
  7. All communications relating to the OERNZ bounty project will be made on the OERNZ list.
  8. We will advise you via email and public acceptance on WikiEducator if we want you to work on the bounty and give you a time frame within which we expect you to complete the work.
  9. A formal agreement between the OER Foundation and the bounty applicant is required before commencing work on any bounty. The OER Foundation will confirm the acceptance of an expression of interest by email including any documentation that may be required for the bounty proposal;
  10. Bounty work must be of high quality which is acceptable to the values and standards of the WikiEducator community, and the performance standards of the contracting organisation.
  11. A bounty is completed when it is submitted and accepted to the satisfaction of the OER Foundation in accordance with the statement of work and contractual agreement.
  12. The bounty payment must be claimed by submission of written invoice within one month of the completion of work as specified in the contract.
  13. Our budget for bounty projects is very limited and regrettably we cannot accept ideas for more bounty projects than those listed by the OER Foundation. However, we encourage the community to prepare funding proposals for the international donor community for WikiEducator projects that will meet your national and regional needs. Talk with us -- we're happy to help with funding proposals where we can.
  14. OERNZ is a project co-designed by Kiwi teachers for Kiwi teachers and we will consult with the OERNZ planning team when, for instance, selecting competing bounty proposals, determining priorities for development, or assessing successful completion of a bounty where is is unclear whether the intended outputs have been achieved. We will base decisions using the Apache Foundation's model of lazy consensus.
  15. Our decision is final. We're not out to mess anyone around, and you have the whole internet to complain to if you don't like it.

Nature and scope of OERNZ content bounties

During the first planning meeting of the OERNZ planning team the group achieved consensus on the types of teaching materials we plan to develop for our national commons as well as the guidelines for assessing the scope of a bounty project.

Ideas for types of reusable and portable content

OERNZ will focus on developing a wide range of reusable and portable content alternatives in support of the New Zealand curriculum. The project promotes the use of open and editable file formats to facilitate maximum opportunities for remix and reuse, prioritising the development of exemplars during the foundation phases of the project. OERNZ will include:

Guidelines for determining the scope of an OERNZ bounty

Bounty payment / honorarium guidelines for a reusable and portable content resource for OERNZ:

Notes

  1. These guidelines are not intended to deal with the contractual arrangements with reference to the recipient of the honorarium which may be the school, individual teacher and/or consultant. In each case different taxation and/or legal requirements may apply with regard to copyright permissions by the Board of Trustees or Contractual agreement to release materials under a free content license in the case of an independent consultant. These are contractual matters between the OER Foundation and the contractor.
  2. These estimates are intended as broad guidelines, and in each case we will need to exercise professional discretion regarding the scope of the individual bounty
  3. These guidelines are not intended to cover the establishment of a bureaux support service to assist teachers in converting content donations into wiki format for the OERNZ Commons.

Procedures for submitting an expression of interest



Activity

Follow these steps to submit an expression of interest for an OERNZ bounty:
  1. Read this OERNZ bounty page or print out a copy and read it before submitting your expression of interest online in the wiki.
  2. Think about which of your specific talents, interests and experience will add value to our national education system through the creation of teaching resource(s) which can be shared by others. Where possible, try identify colleagues who would like to work with you. We encourage team submissions because collaborative work produces better results.
  3. Submit your expression of interest in WikiEducator using the submission button below.
  4. Post any questions you may have on the OERNZ discussion list.
  5. List your project in the current bounty projects table below




Expression of interest form



Submit expression of interest for an OERNZ bounty


  • You must need a valid WikiEducator user account to submit your expression of interest online in the wiki. Consult the instructions on how to create a new account or go directly to the account creation page.
  • Login to WikiEducator with your own username and password.
  • Think about a short descriptive title for your bounty project, for example, "Solving quadratic equations through factoring - Year 10". Enter this in the text field below.
  • Click on the "Submit expression of interest now" button below, a new window will open and follow the instructions on screen.



Current bounty projects

Project name Status Type of resource(s) Subject/Curriculum area Level Intendend Outputs (Quantity)
Team members and email contacts Bounty amount
Macbeth
Completed Online self-study teaching materials English
NCEA L2
Single resource, 10 hrs development Mark Osborne
$300
Romeo and Juliet Completed Online self-study teaching materials English
NCEA L1
Single resource, 10 hrs development Mark Osborne
$300
The Origins of WWII 
Completed Online self-study teaching materials History
NCEA L1
Single resource, 10 hrs development Mark Osborne
$300
Black Civil Rights in the U.S.A. (1954-1970)
Completed Online self-study teaching materials History
NCEA L1
Single resource, 10 hrs development Mark Osborne
$300
N.Z.'s Search for Security (1945-85)
Completed Online self-study teaching materials History
NCEA L2
Single resource, 10 hrs development Mark Osborne
$300
The New Zealand Wars
Completed Online self-study teaching materials History
NCEA L3
Single resource, 10 hrs development Mark Osborne
$300
Literary Terms Glossary
Online self-study teaching materials
English
NCEA levels 1-3
Single resource, 10 hrs development
Hamish Chalmers
$300
The Hunger Games Resource
Online self-study teaching materials
English
NCEA levels 1-3
Single resource, 10 hrs development
Hamish Chalmers and Nick Wilson
$300
Online Oral spelling quizzes
Complete Online self-study teaching materials Language, ESL, Foreign Language
Primary
Template resource with four examples, 10 hrs development Rob Kruhlak
$300
Online visual spelling quizzes
Complete Online self-study teaching materials Language, ESL, Foreign Language
Primary
Template resource with four examples, 10 hrs development Rob Kruhlak
$300
Online visual spelling quizzes
Draft ready for review Online self-study teaching materials Arithmetic, Multiplication, Multiplication Tables
Primary and beyond
interactive activities using the arithmetic simulation, 10 hrs development Rob Kruhlak
$300
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