M.O.S.T. Call for Proposals for April Conference


I was so happy I got to attend a few virtual sessions of the M.O.S.T. December conference on OER. I think Negin was even able to participate on one of the panels!

You probably saw this email about the April 2024 M.O.S.T. conference, but I thought I would also share the information here.
Call for Proposals: Incorporating Generative AI into Learning Experiences

Colleagues from across Maryland Higher Education institutions are invited to save the date and to propose sessions for this virtual showcase, which will take place on Friday, April 26, 2024 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET. The event will take place online via Zoom. Registration will open in early March 2024 - see more details on the event page.

Please share this notice with interested colleagues!

Call for Proposals

We welcome faculty, staff, and faculty/staff/student teams who have engaged in the use of Generative AI as part of assignments and learning activities to propose sessions for the Incorporating Generative AI into Learning Experiences Virtual Showcase, taking place via Zoom on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm ET.

This event is sponsored by MarylandOnline, Montgomery College, the University System of Maryland William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, and the USM Council of University System Faculty. Please pardon any cross-posting by the event sponsors.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2024 11:59 pm ET

We welcome proposals for brief showcase presentations from faculty, staff, and faculty/staff/student teams from accredited Maryland institutions of higher education related to their development and use of assignments and learning activities that incorporate Generative AI. Learning experiences may reside inside or outside of the classroom and across different modalities.

Presenters will have 10-15 minutes of presentation time followed by moderated Q&A, for a total of 20 minutes. We ask you to limit the number of presenters to no more than 3 people, though additional collaborators are welcome to be in the session and be available for the Q&A portion of the presentation.

Showcase presentation topics can include:

  • the use of Generative AI in the development of assignments and learning activities,
  • engaging students in the use of Generative AI as part of the assignment/learning activity,
  • student learning outcomes related to Generative AI and assignments/learning activities,
  • assignments and learning activities that invite students to critically examine the use of Generative AI in society, in education, and in their own learning,
  • the ways in which faculty, staff, and students are navigating appropriate and responsible use of Generative AI,
  • approaches to the use of Generative AI aimed at increasing relevance in learning, mitigating bias in learning materials/generated output, and other dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • the use of Generative AI to enhance course materials, including open educational resources.

Works in progress should be sufficiently far along to be able to address the proposal session outline (see the Call for Proposals).

Final selection of proposals for the showcase will be based on ensuring a diversity of presentations from different institution types across Maryland (2-year, 4-year, public, independent) and from a variety of disciplines.

Please carefully review the Call for Proposals before submitting a proposal. Submit Your Proposal by February 12, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please contact cai@usmd.edu if you have any questions.

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