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  • Free Virtual Conference: UMD Disability Summit, April 12-14

    Access and Crisis: Disability and the Collapse of Everything
    In the wake of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act many are questioning how to continue to carry this energy forward. How can we foreground access in crisis? There are many...
    Posted: February 25, 2021 1:28 PM
  • Faculty Survey Suggests Shift in Pre/Post-Pandemic Teaching

    31% increase in those open to non-traditional approach, FA21
    "I teach mostly grad students. I did not expect to find any positives about remote teaching - in 35 years of teaching I had NEVER done it and did not plan on doing it before retirement [...] It is...
    Posted: February 24, 2021 11:05 AM
  • Chromebooks Supported for Ultra Tests & Respondus LDB

    Beta extension available for Original & Ultra tests
    An updated release of a beta Chromebook extension for Respondus LockDown Browser is now available for assessments in both Original and Ultra Blackboard courses. This version of the Chromebook...
    Posted: February 24, 2021 10:58 AM
  • Submit a Proposal for the M.O.S.T. 2021 OER Grant Prost

    Faculty and Institutional OER grants available
    The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Initiative is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the 2021 OER Grant Program. For 2021, M.O.S.T. is seeking proposals for two grant...
    Posted: February 12, 2021 9:43 AM
  • Registration Open for 2021 M.O.S.T. State Summit

    Open Educational Resources for Advancing Equity & Inclusion
    Registration is now open for the 2021 M.O.S.T. State Summit, which will take place virtually April 8-9, 2021. The theme of the 2021 conference is Using OER to Advance Equity and Inclusion. The...
    Posted: February 12, 2021 9:39 AM
  • Students favored OERs and would enroll in OER course

    OERs met most student needs despite concerns with relevancy
    Post by Susan Biro, Acting Manager of Online Learning, DoIT In a survey of more than 900 students from fall 2020 who completed courses that utilized no-cost or low-cost Open Educational Resources...
    Posted: February 12, 2021 9:34 AM
  • Registration Open for 2021 M.O.S.T. State Summit

    Open Educational Resources for Advancing Equity & Inclusion
    Registration is now open for the 2021 M.O.S.T. State Summit, which will take place virtually April 8-9, 2021. The theme of the 2021 conference is Using OER to Advance Equity and Inclusion. The...
    Posted: February 11, 2021 12:08 PM
  • GO Chat Recap: The Year of Open Ed - UMBC Alum Leads the Way

    Here's what you missed from our Go Online Chat!
    Last month, we kicked off our GO Chat series for 2021 with a dive into all-things-open, as in Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Pedagogy, and Open Science.  We started with a brief...
    Posted: February 10, 2021 4:47 PM
  • Teaching with Blackboard: Basics & Advanced Webinars

    Get the most out of teaching with Blackboard and Collaborate
    Whether you are brand new to teaching online or looking to make some improvements to what you have started, Blackboard Instructor Webinar Series is a set of free webinars on basic and advanced...
    Posted: February 10, 2021 12:35 PM
  • Students favored OERs and would enroll in OER courses again

    OERs met most student needs despite concerns with relevancy
    In a survey of more than 900 students from fall 2020 who completed courses that utilized no-cost or low-cost Open Educational Resources (OER), UMBC students said they appreciated saving money on...
    Posted: February 8, 2021 10:45 AM