Maryland Colleges Earn OER Grants

April 17, 2019
 

Forty-two faculty members from 17 institutions in Maryland will receive grants totaling $75,000 that support the adoption and creation of open educational resources, the system announced Tuesday.

Each grantee received between $500 and $2,500, according to a spokesperson for the system. The source of the grants is the Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) initiative, which combines the efforts of:

  • the University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
  • MarylandOnline
  • the Maryland Association of Community Colleges
  • the Maryland Independent College and University Association

OER advocates have pushed for funding at the local, state and federal levels to incentivize and support instructors who want to improve affordability of textbook materials.

Maryland grant recipients will also receive guidance and professional development. Here's the full list of recipients.

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