Initial Publication Date: July 12, 2021

Module Development Timeline and Expectations

LTER EDDIE Modules, starting Sept 2021

Module Development Workshop

The workshop is the starting point for developing an EDDIE module. By the end of the workshop modules and authors are named, team leads assigned, draft module started, and initial contracts are sent soon after.

Materials in Development

Following the workshop, author(s) will complete a draft module and submit to team lead for review before piloting in their course(s). Sufficient instructor and student materials needs to be complete prior to review so that the team lead can evaluate the module against the rubric.

  • 2021-2022 Academic Year
    • Finalize draft modules with team lead. Team lead will review the materials against the rubric and provide the go ahead for piloting.
    • Partial stipends provided for finished complete drafts

Classroom Pilot and Revision

  • Winter - Spring 2021/22
    • Pilot your module by March 15, 2022
  • Spring 2022 revisions
    • Update your module based on your experience piloting, by April 1, 2022
    • Submit an instructor story
    • Double check your materials for copyright
    • Ask team lead and SERC staff when you have questions

External and SERC Review and Publishing

  • Spring/Early summer 2022 - Reviews, Instructor Stories, Final Revisions
    • Tell us modules are ready for review by e-mailing your team lead, Sarah Fortner ( and Monica Bruckner (, by April 1, 2022
    • SERC staff will conduct copy edits and copyright review and work with developers to resolve any questions.
      • Please respond to the staff reviewer(s) when they have questions or suggestions
    • SERC will forward edited modules to an external reviewer who will provide comments.
    • Respond to the reviewer's comments and make the required updates; If you are facing any challenges with these, your team lead will help you determine which comments  must be addressed before publishing and which are suggestions for improvement
    • Communicate with your team lead that your revisions are complete by May 15, 2022.  They will determine if the module is ready for publication.
    • Conduct a final review of all of your materials before publishing. Let Monica know this has happened (
    • SERC staff will enliven your final edited modules and instructor stories by June 20, 2022
    • Remainder of stipends provided for published modules
  • Ongoing
    • Module developers retain access to edit and update modules into the future

Resources for module development