Upcoming OER Opportunities

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

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.

OER Learning Circles Spring 2021 Cohort

Feb. 22 – May 2, 2021

OER Learning Circles Summer 2021 Cohort

May 17 – June 20, 2021

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.

January 27, 2021

9:00 – 10:30 am

March 22, 2021

9:00 – 10:30 am

May 17, 2021

2:30 – 4:00 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.

Topic: Using OER in your HyFlex Courses

December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Using HyFlex in your courses? Come share what’s working well, what’s been a challenge, and how your students like it. Curious about HyFlex? Come learn! Members from OER Learning Circles will share how they’ve been using OER in their HyFlex courses.


Other dates (topics TBD):

  • February 24, 2021
  • April 7, 2021


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

Nov. 23, 2020

May 24, 2021

February 3, 2021

March 29, 2021

Questions? Contact Karen Pikula

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