Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OER: A Statewide Symposium on Open Educational Resources is a day-long summit that will bring 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 is open to all 2- and 4-year Maryland higher education institutions and welcomes attendees at all levels of OER experience.
December 8, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Registration, light breakfast and poster session will start at 8:00 a.m.)
The William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation invites you to attend one of four half-day Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) initiative workshops being offered this fall to support the adoption of open educational resources (OER). These workshops, which will be offered on November 9th, will be focused on high-enrollment courses in mathematics, the humanities, and the sciences and OER-related delivery technologies (see below for the workshop descriptions).
November 9, 2017
The Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation and the USM Advisory Board for Graduate Education co-sponsored a system-wide convening on student learning outcomes assessment. National experts Natasha Jankowski (NILOA) and Daniel Denecke (Council of Graduate Schools) joined USM faculty, staff, and administrators for discussions on the “state of the art” of learning outcomes assessment across general education, undergraduate degree programs, graduate programs, and the co-curriculum.
April 19, 2017