2023 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 state who are committed to redesigning courses around OER, creating OER ancillary materials, and/or authoring primary course resources to help eliminate course material costs for students.

2023 OER Project Showcase

Learn how faculty from OER Learning Circle cohorts have been helping save students money at the OER Project Showcase. The showcase will be held virtually across five days in March and 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 five showcase events!

March 31, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
An Active Calculus Module in MyOpenMathDale BuskeSt. Cloud State UniversityAncillary MaterialsMath
Implementing OER in Introductory BiologyAlyssa AndersonSouthwest Minnesota State UniversityAncillary MaterialsBiology
Crash Course Videos For the Turbulent 60’s CourseDaniel Bernstrom & Kip ThorsonMinnesota West Community and Technical CollegeAncillary MaterialsEnglish
Embedding Biology Texts in D2L​David AndersonSt. Cloud Technical and Community CollegeCourse Redesign/ Ancillary MaterialsBiology
Adapting Government Documents for OER​Steve DavisSouthwest Minnesota State UniversityCourse Redesign/ Ancillary MaterialsEconomics
Important Writing Concepts PowerPoint Resource​Deb Bently and Lisa LucasSouthwest Minnesota State UniversityAuthoring OEREnglish

April 6, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Advanced Audio Production RedesignPreston WeberCentral Lakes CollegeCourse RedesignMusic Technology
Minnesota History and The Contested West – 19th-century Federal-Indigenous Conflicts West of the MississippiKurt KortenhofSaint Paul CollegeAncillary MaterialsHistory
Constitutional Law, Affordability, and OERMichael Gold-BissNorth Hennepin Community CollegeCourse RedesignPolitical Science
OER Text: Accessible Integration in D2L​Joseph RodgersMinnesota State University, MankatoCourse RedesignMusic
Bilingual Spanish-English Resource/Multiple Types of Assessment/Course Redesign: Media & SocietyBradley WolfeRidgewater CollegeAncillary MaterialsCommunication Studies
Math for Liberal Arts Course RedesignBecky GrosethAnoka-Ramsey Community CollegeCourse RedesignMath

April 11, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Using OER Materials in a Reading and Writing ESOL CourseAlicia AndreCentury CollegeCourse RedesignEnglish for Speakers of Other Languages
Public Health TodayHector AntunezSt. Cloud State UniversityAuthoring OERPublic Health
Redesign of Composition IMarie LecheltRiverland Community CollegeCourse RedesignEnglish
Redesign of Online Nutrition Course for Nursing StudentsMichele PrekkerRidgewater CollegeCourse RedesignNursing
Course RedesignJason MeierRochester Community and Technical CollegeCourse RedesignCommunication
Online OER Course and TextbookDan AllossoBemidji State UniversityCourse RedesignHistory
Public Speaking, Personal Wellness, Open ResourcesRobert JersakCentury CollegeCourse RedesignCommunication

April 24, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Art of Film Ancillary Materials for RedesignNicole Hinrichs-BideauCentury CollegeAncillary MaterialsHumanities
Developing ancillary materials for a Communication Public Speaking courseAmy RawsonCentury CollegeAncillary MaterialsCommunication
Legal Environment of Business Course RedesignNick HeissererCentral Lakes CollegeAncillary MaterialsBusiness
Music and World CulturesJonathan LaflammeCentral Lakes CollegeCourse RedesignMusic
Modern World HistoryJuandrea BatesWinona State UniversityCourse RedesignHistory
Developing Public Speaking Competence​Lori Halverson-WenteRochester Community and Technical CollegeCourse RedesignCommunication Studies
Authoring a Primary Course ResourceHeather McIntoshMinnesota State University, MankatoAuthoring OERMass Communications

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Showcase

Project TitleFacultyCampusProject TypeDiscipline
Designing an OER Certificate for Graduate StudentsYalda Hamidi and 10 Graduate StudentsMinnesota State University, MankatoRedesigning a Course around OERWomen’s and Gender Studies

The Summer OER Learning Circle cohort is now accepting applications until April 14, 2023.

In addition to virtual weekly meetings, OER Learning Circles utilizes a D2L Brightspace course to support faculty and takes place over a five-week period. Participants receive compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe.


Contact Karen Pikula.

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