The High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program strategically supports Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of OER into teaching practices.
The M.O.S.T. initiative High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program was launched to enhance OER efforts at 2- and 4-year public higher education institutions across the state. The goals of the OER Mini-Grant program are to impact student success through:
OER adoption in high enrollment courses;
OER scaling projects that lead to the development of OER pathways; and
OER creation in high-need areas.
To date, the mini-grants have supported 50 projects at 21 institutions across Maryland.
2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program
The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program to strategically support Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. This year, the Mini-Grant Program will support projects in the following categories:
Adopt/Adapt OER ($500 – $1,500): Targets OER adoption in a high enrollment course for which high-quality OER content already exists.
Scale OER ($1,500 – $2,500): Targets projects with a vision, plan, and commitment to develop an OER pathway.
NEW for 2019! Create OER ($1,500 – $2,500): Targets OER creation in a high-need discipline/meta-discipline to fill gaps in existing OER content.
Grants will be distributed by the end of FY18-19 for Spring 2019 project planning and development and Fall 2019 OER implementation Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Learn more about the 2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program and application process review the planning document, and join us for an informational webinar at 12 p.m. on February 13, 2019 (click here to register for the webinar or to receive a copy of the webinar recording link).