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Register for a M.O.S.T. Forum on OER in Higher Education

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March 5, 2019 1:42 PM

Register for a M.O.S.T. Regional Forum on OER in Higher Education

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.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Eastern Maryland*

9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD
Friday, April 26, 2019
Western Maryland*

9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Garrett College
McHenry, MD
September 20, 2019
Central Maryland

9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Maritime Conference Center
Linthicum Heights, MD

*Many thanks to Garrett College and Allegany College of Maryland for co-hosting the Western Maryland event and to University of Maryland Eastern Shore for hosting the Eastern 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 at the M.O.S.T. Regional OER Forums.  

Submit your proposal for a poster showcase by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by March 27, 2019.

Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) State Summit

In addition to the Regional Forums, on May 28, 2019 we will be co-hosting the second Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) State Summit with the Congress of Academic Library Directors (CALD) of Maryland at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD.  This second summit will build 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 and is ideally suited for institutions wishing to send a team of individuals charged with making OER adoptions strategic, sustainable, and impactful at their institution.  Learn more about the M.O.S.T. State Summit and the topics that will be featured.

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