USM announces Statewide Summit on Open Educational Resources

Register now to attend on Friday, December 8, 2017

Register now to attend Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OERA Statewide Summit on Open Educational Resources in Higher Education.
Friday, December 8, 2017
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Registration, light breakfast and poster showcase will begin at 8:00 a.m.)
This day-long Summit will bring together faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators from across Maryland’s higher education institutions to explore the promise of using open educational resources (OER) to replace costly textbooks with affordable, high-quality learning materials while giving instructors the opportunity to repurpose content to meet their students’ needs.
The Summit is open to all 2- and 4-year Maryland higher education institutions and welcomes attendees at all levels of OER experience. Join OER leaders to:
  • Explore freely available open source materials;
  • Learn about the impact on student cost-savings, access, and success; 
  • Participate in hands-on workshops to gain new tools for curating, developing, and licensing OER;
  • Discuss accessibility and quality issues; and
  • Develop strategies to support your institution’s efforts to scale up the use of OER.
The event will feature a keynote address by Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons, on the changing landscape of OER.
Institutions are encouraged to bring teams of 4-5 members, including faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators, to collaborate in the interactive discussions and workshops. 
The deadline for registration is November 22, 2017. However, spots for the Summit are limited and filling up quickly. Register today!
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to showcase and present your OER story at the Summit, complete our brief application form by 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
The Summit is co-sponsored by the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic InnovationMarylandOnline, and University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
More information, including a preliminary program, will be posted in the coming weeks at Questions may be directed to Fiona Yung at

Posted: October 20, 2017, 2:19 PM