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2019 M.O.S.T. Regional OER Forums

Are you new to open educational resources (OER) and interested in learning how to adopt or scale OER in your course or across your institution?  Register to join the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative at one of three regional forums across Maryland to participate in interactive sessions, discussions, and hands-on workshops on OER in higher education.  These day-long regional forums are targeted to higher education faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators interested in getting an introduction to openly licensed materials, finding resources to support OER adoption, and joining discussions on OER accessibility, quality, and impact on student success.  Attendees will have an opportunity to network, learn, and collaborate with colleagues from across Maryland’s 2- and 4-year higher education institutions.

Friday, April 26, 2019
Western Maryland*                  
9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Garrett College
McHenry, MD
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Eastern Maryland*
9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD
Friday, September 20, 2019

Central Maryland*
9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Towson University
Towson, MD

*Many thanks to Garrett College and Allegany College of Maryland for co-hosting and MarylandOnline for supporting the Western Maryland event; to University of Maryland Eastern Shore for hosting the Eastern Maryland event; and to Towson University for hosting the Central Maryland event.

Call for Proposals - Regional OER Forum Poster Showcase
We are inviting faculty, staff, and administrators from Maryland higher education institutions to present their OER stories at a poster showcase at one or more regional forums.  Are you passionate about the use of OER and interested in engaging others in adopting OER by sharing your experiences – both what has worked and what hasn’t? Have you created new open content within your field or discipline? Do you have OER content adoption strategies to share? Has the use of OER led to broader redesigns of courses, changes to pedagogy, greater student engagement, or increased student learning?  Share your story!

Submit your proposal for a poster showcase.

If you have questions about the M.O.S.T. Regional OER Forums or the poster showcases, please contact us at