University of Maryland Global Campus Foundation

For The Development Of A Comprehensive, Scalable OER Model For The Kirwan Center

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
The USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation explores how emerging technologies and findings from the learning sciences can increase accessibility, affordability, and outcomes of higher education. The center will work with two- and four-year public institutions to scale OER adoptions across Maryland, developing a sustainable business model for sharing services and resources across the state. The project will advance wider availability and accessibility of postsecondary OER, continuous improvement in course design and pedagogy, and research on OER’s impact on retention and achievement.
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3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi, MD, 20783, United States
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for support of the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success collaborative  
Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3), fiscally sponsored by the University of Maryland Global Campus Foundation, is a collaborative of 28 higher education organizations that lead large-scale, statewide/provincewide OER initiatives and are committed to supporting student success by promoting open education. Representing over 6.6 million students at more than 735 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, DOERS3 leverages the collective strength of the collaborative to scale and shape OER innovation to improve access, affordability, and achievement for higher education students. With this grant, DOERS3 will inform and support implementation of equitable practices with OER; advance the institutionalization of open education in tenure and promotion; and coordinate the development of a research agenda to examine the efficacy of OER initiatives. (Substrategy: Sustainable Systems)

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