The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2020 OER Grant Programs: 2020 Faculty OER Mini-Grants and 2020 Institutional OER Grants.
The M.O.S.T. Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program is designed to strategically support faculty efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students at Maryland’s 2-year and 4-year higher education institutions through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. The 2020 M.O.S.T. faculty mini-grants will provide recipients with unique opportunities to engage in communities of practice related to teaching with OER, creation of OER in high-need areas, and evaluation of OER use in relation to student success. This year, 23 grantees were selected from eighteen 2- and 4-year Maryland public higher education institutions, with a potential impact for 10,500 students in AY 2020-2021.
New this year, M.O.S.T. also awarded five Institutional OER Grants to seven Maryland institutions to support strategic institutional efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through more systemic incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. These grants will support significant advances in OER adoption, scaling, and sustainability in support of student success institution-wide.
In addition to the fiscal awards, grantees will be provided with extensive professional development, technical support, and coaching to ensure that their projects successfully incorporate learning-centered pedagogies and continuous quality improvement.
Since the M.O.S.T. OER Grant Program launched in 2017, M.O.S.T. has supported 111 projects across 26 Maryland public higher education institutions, with a cumulative savings of $7.6 million. Learn more about our past grantees.
2020 Institutional OER Grant Recepients
- Anne Arundel Community College
- College of Southern Maryland
- Towson University
- University of Baltimore
- Western Maryland Consortia (Frostburg State University, Allegany College, and Garrett College)
2020 Faculty OER Mini-Grant Recipients