2020-2021 OER Activities Announced

Please see below the upcoming open educational resources (OER) opportunities available from Minnesota State for faculty and staff for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Join the OER Community Site to receive a weekly email of upcoming Network for Educational Development events. The OER Community Site is also where to find OER resources, news, and information on Z-Degrees, Opendora, OER guides, and more!

OER Learning Circles

Collaborate via facilitated weekly meetings and a D2L Brightspace Course with other Minnesota State faculty who are committed to redesigning courses around OER or creating OER materials to help eliminate textbook costs. The equivalent of .5 RCE is available to participating faculty.

Fall 2020 Cohort

Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020

Spring 2021 Cohort

Feb. 22 – May 2, 2021

Summer 2021 Cohort

May 17 – June 20, 2021


Creative Commons Certificate

Minnesota State will support 10 seats for the CC Certificate for Educator or Librarian track of the CC Certificate. Deadline is September 7, 2020.


Open Education Network Webinars

Open Education Network Webinars introduce OER, creative commons licensing, and the work with the Open Textbook Library. Minnesota State faculty and staff participating in these webinars may review an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library and receive a $200 stipend once the review is completed.

September 30, 2020

2:30 – 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021

9:00 – 10:30 am

November 16, 2020

2:30 – 4:00 pm

May 17, 2021

2:30 – 4:00 pm

January 27, 2021

9:00 – 10:30 am


OER Librarian’s Workshop Day

The 4th Annual OER Librarian’s Workshop Day has been reconfigured into a virtual format and presents two entry points for engagement based on background knowledge and experience in OER:

OER Discovery and Introduction to Advocacy
Friday, September 18, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

OER Next Steps: Advocacy and Integration
Friday, October 9, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm


Koffee with Karen

Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations are virtual conversations to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the OER community, focused around a topic of interest.

September 15, 2020 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Topic: Introduction and Demonstration of Hypothesis and Hypothesis/D2L integration

Register

October 14, 2020 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Topic: What is an OEN Allied Institution?

Register

Other dates (topics TBD):

  • December 2, 2020
  • February 24, 2021
  • April 7, 2021

OER FAQ

Get answers to commonly asked OER questions during these webinars from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Oct. 7, 2020


March 29, 2021

Nov. 23, 2020


May 24, 2021

February 3, 2021


OER Webinars

Getting Behind the Scenes of Creating an OER, or After Content Creation, Now What?

Questions? Contact Karen Pikula

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