One in four students take some of their courses online, and two-thirds do so at a public institution (Allen, Seaman, Pouline, & Straut, 2016). In early November, UMBC celebrates National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) with a series of lunchtime conversations.
A recent faculty survey of OER usage at UMBC revealed that many want to know how to find, evaluate, and use openly licensed course materials to increase student access and reduce textbook costs. We wrap up National Distance Learning Week with a focus on Open Educational Resources: Learn about OER use cases, resources, professional development, and talk with faculty who have adopted OERs. Stay after the lunchtime panel to see a demo of the Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) Initiative to discover how faculty can find easy-to-adopt, high-quality OER.
Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. Click on the link below to be directed to the DoIT event and RSVP. Please email mariannhawken at umbc dot edu with any dietary restrictions. The deadline to register for this event is NOON on Friday, November 1st.