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5 Faculty Earn QM Certification for Course Design

More than half of USM's QM certified courses are from UMBC

After participating in rigorous peer reviews of their online and hybrid courses, five UMBC faculty have earned Quality Matters certification as part of the campus’ Quality Matters Impact (QMI)...

Posted: February 14, 2022, 9:39 AM

PIVOT Selected to Receive OLC Effective Practice Award

70% of faculty engaged in largest online learning initiative

The Online Learning Consortium announced that UMBC's Instructional Technology team has earned an Effective Practice Award for its Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT)...

Posted: August 24, 2021, 4:22 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