CODEX March 11 Workshop Registration Open; Call for Proposals Extended to March 28

Posted on March 1, 2022

Register now for the March 11 "Tie it Together With Twine" workshop on non-linear storytelling! CODEX Summer Institute announces hybrid/virtual options and OER team workspace opportunities.

CODEX Institute Deadline Extended

Among many things, the pandemic has demonstrated the value of high quality open educational resources (OER). The CODEX Institute offers an opportunity for interested faculty and staff to develop OER materials, convert traditional publications into OER, or transform courses and course modules into OER. In addition to the Institute's primary goal to develop project-based, digitally-informed courses and modules, we also offer CODEX as a dedicated workspace for small teams working in the arena of open educational resources. The Ohio Five is developing a "hub" within OhioLINK's microsite within the global OER Commons where all CODEX participants may host their work. Further, the Ohio Five is prepared to facilitate technical and design support, maximizing participants' efforts during the CODEX Institute week.

In order to allow more time for folks interested in participating in this year's CODEX Institute, the Ohio Five is happy to extend the deadline for proposals until Monday, March 28, 2022. Additionally, we have opened the range of participation possibilities to include teams or partial teams that would prefer a hybrid or fully virtual experience. While we prefer the opportunity to build community by having full teams on-site in Kenyon's beautifully redesigned Chalmers Library for the week, we recognize that this might not be possible for everyone for logistical or personal reasons and we want to encourage anyone who's interested to participate. As a reminder, a generous grant from the Hewlett Foundation allows us to cover the cost of meals and housing for on-site participants, to provide each individual participant on a team with a $1000 stipend, and to award each project team a $1000 microgrant to continue their work into the academic year.

As always, please be in touch with Institute Co-Directors, Jacob Heil ( or Heather Fitz Gibbon ( with any questions or if you would like for them to review your proposal ahead of the deadline.

Ohio Five/CODEX Spring Workshop Announced "Tie It Together With Twine" will be a workshop on Twine, a tool for non-linear storytelling, to be held on March 11, 2022 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Twine is a tool for nonlinear storytelling – like the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books – that allows students to create narratives that explore conditional logic, web design, game building, and storytelling. Potential applications include historians writing alternate histories; team-based projects involving “storytellers” and “story designers”; creative renditions of “pseudo-code” for computer science students; and, of course, exploring interactive fiction by creating it. No coding knowledge required, but HTML and CSS can be used to style students’ stories.

This will be a hybrid workshop, with folks from each of the Five Colleges gathering locally on their own campus to view a simulcast workshop presentation. There will also be an option to join the webcast remotely as an individual participant. You can find more information on the CODEX website and via the registration form. Please contact CODEX Program Manager, Jacob Heil ( with any questions.