• Moving the Needle Podcast

    Check out the center's new podcast! Moving the Needle delivers frank conversations with instructors, learners, leaders, and creators about all things teaching and learning.


  • Request for Proposals

    M.O.S.T. is seeking proposals for a Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program and an Institutional OER Grant Program.

    Access and Review Request for Proposals

  • Strategies for Effective Online Classrooms

    Instructional Designers from FCTL discuss strategies applicable to online teaching.

    Topics covered include:
    (00:43) Balancing Activities
    (02:49) Engaging Students 
    (05:40) Course Organization

    Strategies for Effective Online Classrooms

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  • iDesign

    Additional instructional design support services are now available through, iDesign. iDesign Instructional Design Support Specialists, are a “helpline” available to respond to your online course questions. 

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  • TOTAL Initiative

    A new resource to help faculty Take Online Teaching to Another Level

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  • USM OnTrack Program Supporting Faculty to Gear Up for Fall Online Teaching

    Register for free USM OnTrack professional development courses to support online teaching skills for Fall.

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  • Online Teaching Community

    The OTC is calling on presenters for the 2020-21 academic year. Presentations are informal, last about 25 minutes, and cover topics relevant to online teaching. Self-nominations welcome. Email Michelle Pearce, PhD, with your ideas: michelle.pearce@umaryland.edu.  

    OTC meets Fridays once a month
    12 pm.-1 p.m. EST

    Session Recordings