This site is a resource developed by the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Initiative. Led by the University System of Maryland’s William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation in partnership with MarylandOnline (MOL), the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), and the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), M.O.S.T. is increasing access, affordability, and achievement for Maryland higher education students through open educational resources.

Supporting OER Adoption and Creation

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Commons is a collaborative, online space designed to support the sharing and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). Through M.O.S.T. Commons, you will have the opportunity to access openly licensed content and collaborate with faculty within your institution and across Maryland. The site also provides faculty with authoring tools to create their own OER.

The site will only be as good as its content. We therefore encourage you to use the space to learn about effective OER, build on best practice, and work together to contribute and share your content with Maryland colleagues.

M.O.S.T. and OER Commons

M.O.S.T. supports long-term, statewide scaling and sustainability of fully accessible, openly licensed course materials by providing the collaborative infrastructure that Maryland's higher education institutions need to support effective and efficient OER adoption, adaption, and creation. M.O.S.T. is dedicated to empowering and rewarding faculty who capitalize on the opportunities afforded by openly licensed materials to optimize student learning through continuous quality improvement.

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