2022 OER Project Showcase: How faculty are helping students save money

Since 2018, Minnesota State faculty have been participating in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Learning Circles program, where they collaborate with colleagues from across the system who are committed to redesigning courses around OER and/or creating OER ancillary materials to help eliminate course material costs for students.

OER are teaching, learning and research resources that make use of appropriate tools, such as open licensing, to permit their free reuse, continuous improvement, and repurposing by others for educational purposes (UNESDOC).

2022 OER Project Showcase

Learn how faculty from OER Learning Circle cohorts have been helping save students money by adapting their courses to OER, authoring primary resources, or creating ancillary materials at the OER Project Showcase.

The showcase will be held virtually across four days in April with a handful of OER Learning Circle participants in each, presenting their work and answering questions. Preview the projects below and register for one or all four showcase events!

April 1, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Growing the Seeds: Authoring a Writing & Grammar Course PacketIsa KellerSt. Paul CollegeAuthoring a Primary Course ResourceEnglish for Academic Purposes
English for Academic PurposesMike MutschelknausRochester Community and Technical CollegeRedesigning a Course around OEREnglish as a Second Language
Redesign of the Course GWS 220: Sex and Gender WorldwideYalda HamidiMinnesota State University, MankatoRedesigning a Course around OERWomen’s and Gender Studies
OER Facilitator TrainingKimberley SlakerSt. Paul CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERCollege-wide
Music Materials for a New CourseLinda SamuelsonNorthland Community and Technical CollegeCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsMusic of Black America
Intro to Ethics RedesignBeth SingletonRidgewater CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERPhilosophy
Western Music History: Antiquity to BaroqueDavid ThompsonCentral Lakes CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERMusic

April 6, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Utilizing OER for Introductory BiologyAlyssa AndersonSouthwest Minnesota State UniversityRedesigning a Course around OERBiology
Culture in our Backyard and Video IntegrationLori Halverson-WenteRochester Community and Technical CollegeAuthoring a Primary Course ResourceCommunication and Interdisciplinarity
OER textbook expansionDan AllossoBemidji State UniversityAuthoring a Primary Course ResourceHistory/Writing
A New Quilt: Stitching OER into Intercultural CommunicationRobert Jersak Century CollegeCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsCommunication
Exploring Open Educational Resources for a Human Anatomy course textbookAnn YoungdahlRidgewater CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERBiology
Economics of Health DisparitiesMonica Garcia-PerezSt. Cloud State UniversityCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsEconomics

April 12, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Redesigning SW 450: Communities and OrganizationsNandita BezbaruahMinnesota State University MoorheadRedesigning a Course around OERSocial Work
A textbook on Principles of EpidemiologyHector AntunezSt. Cloud State UniversityAuthoring a Primary Course ResourcePublic health, community health
Embedding Biology Texts in D2LDavid AndersonSt. Cloud Technical and Community CollegeCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsBiology
H5P in Critical Literacy OERLoriBeth LarsenCentral Lakes CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERReading

April 25 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Small Group Communication Quiz BankBradley WolfeRidgewater CollegeCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsCombinations Studies
Policy Administration OER RedesignLoren HaagensonMinnesota State Community and Technical CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERHuman Resources-Business
International Business Course ReDesignNick HeissererCentral Lakes CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERBusiness
Creating Inclusive and Accessible Developmental Psychology Course MaterialsAmy LandersNormandale Community CollegeCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsPsychology
Redesigning US History surveys with OER materialsRobert FrameNormandale Community CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERHistory
OER in Composition 2Marie LecheltRiverland Community CollegeRedesigning a Course around OEREnglish
Family and Society Course Redesign ProjectSadie Pendaz-FosterInver Hills Community CollegeRedesigning a Course around OERSociology
Creating Inclusive and Accessible Developmental Psychology Course MaterialsBridget ReigstadNormandale Community CollegeCreating OER Ancillary MaterialsPsychology
Universal Design for Learning: An Introduction for Students

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Universal Design for Learning: A Paradigm Shift for Faculty
Kelli Hutton

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Lynn Coffey
Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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Minneapolis College
Creating OER Ancillary MaterialsPsychology

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Faculty Development

The Summer OER Learning Circle cohort is now accepting applications until April 15, 2022.

In addition to virtual weekly meetings, OER Learning Circles utilizes a D2L Brightspace course to support faculty and takes place over a ten-week period (five weeks in the summer). The equivalent of .5 RCE is available to participating faculty.

Questions? 

Contact Karen Pikula.

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