Open Educational Resources

M.O.S.T. Commons Names First Library Fellow

Colleen McKnight, FCC Director of Library Services, has been named the first Library Fellow for the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Commons, a digital library that allows faculty at institutions across the state to share, collaborate, and create Open Education Resources (OER). OER is a form of affordable textbook or learning resource that is openly available for usage and saves students from buying costly textbooks.

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 M.O.S.T. Regional OER 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?

2019 M.O.S.T. State Summit

The second Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) State Summit on open educational resources (OER) will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Maritime Conference Center.  Co-hosted by the Congress of Academic Library Directors (CALD) of Maryland, this Summit builds on the first M.O.S.T. Summit held in December 2017 with a focus on strategically building capacity within and across Maryland higher education institutions to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of OER into teaching practice.  This Summit is ideally suited for institutions wishing to send a team of individuals charged with making OER adoptions strategic, sustainable, and impactful at their institution.

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 t

Call for Proposals: 2019 M.O.S.T. High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program to strategically support Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice.