2021-2022 OER Faculty Development Events Available

Please see below the upcoming open educational resources (OER) opportunities available from Minnesota State for faculty and staff for the 2021-2022 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 2021 Cohort

Sept. 27 – Dec. 5, 2021

Spring 2022 Cohort

Feb. 21 – May 1, 2022

Summer 2022 Cohort

May 16 – June 19, 2022

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 15, 2021

2:30 – 4:00 pm

March 21, 2022

9:00 – 10:30 am

November 15, 2021

9:00 – 10:30 am

May 16, 2022

2:30 – 4:00 pm

January 26, 2022

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Librarian Workshop Days

Academic librarians are critical partners in efforts to provide OER for students and faculty. Librarians are invited to come together virtually to network with colleagues, learn more about OER efforts across the system, and identify how librarians can be leader.

Ignite Affordable Education
October 1, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Affordable Education Explosion
October 15, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

OER Community Conversations

Open Educational Resource (OER) Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, these conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and feature a guest speaker on a topic of interest.

October 13, 2021 @ 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Topic: Post Pandemic Access to Higher Education, Challenges and Opportunities


Other dates (topics TBD):


In these webinars from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, host Karen Pikula and a panel from the system office will answer questions about open educational resources, intellectual property, Creative Commons licenses, Z-degrees, and more!

September 22, 2021

March 28, 2022

November 22, 2021

May 23, 2022

February 2, 2022

OER Webinars

Visit the NED Event Calendar to browse for additional webinars added throughout the term.

Visit MinnState.edu/OER to learn more about OER at Minnesota State.

Questions? Contact Karen Pikula

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