Online Learning Update

May 12, 2017

University System of Maryland Scales Up OER at 12 Institutions

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Sri Ravipati, Campus Technology

The University System of Maryland (USMD) has selected 21 faculty and staff members to receive funding to increase the use of open educational resources (OER). Through the Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) initiative led by USMD’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, more than 8,000 students will save $1.3 million in textbook costs over the upcoming fall semester. Grantees at seven community colleges and five four-year institutions will participate in the MOST initiative’s High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program,

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