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Open Educational Resources    
October 13, 2017

Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OER: A Statewide Summit on Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

The University System of Maryland's (USM) William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, MarylandOnline and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) co-sponsored Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OER: A Statewide Symposium on Open Educational Resources.  This day-long, statewide summit that brought together faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators from across Maryland’s higher education institutions to explore the promise of using open educational resources (OER) to replace costly textbooks with affordable, high-quality learning materials while giving instructors the opportunity to repurpose content to meet their students’ needs.  The Summit featured a keynote address by Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons, and David Wiley, Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at Lumen Learning, on the changing landscape of OER.