The Kirwan Center has released a new resource to support the development of mini-grant programs aimed at scaling OER adoption across institutions.
In Spring 2017, the University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center launched the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative High-impact OER Mini-Grant program to target high-enrollment general education courses with existing high-quality OER. In Fall 2017, the Mini-Grant program has the potential to impact over 8,000 students in two- and four-year Maryland public higher education institutions with over $1.3 million in textbook savings. To document the development process of the High-impact OER Mini-Grant program, the Kirwan Center has released a guide to support the creation of institutional and system-wide OER mini-grant programs.
Twelve Maryland Public Higher Education Institutions Receive Mini-Grants to Increase the Use of Open Educational Resources
USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation Awards Mini-Grants to Increase Use of Open Educational Resources at 12 Maryland Public Higher Education Institutions
In collaboration with the University System of Maryland Student Council, the USM’s Center for Academic Innovation is exploring the feasibility of adopting open educational resources (OER).
The University Libraries, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, and Student Government Association at the University of Maryland, College Park have published a new website for faculty and students about OER at UMD.
The site provides an overview of OER, resources for students and faculty, and a great article on the top five myths about OER.
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has completed a process to match all course learning outcomes and competencies with open educational resources for undergraduates.
The Kirwan Center and the USM Student Council are collaborating on the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative, which is providing interested faculty with opportunities to explore the feasibility of adopting open-source materials for use in their courses.