New year of OER events available!

The Minnesota State Network for Educational Development has a variety of educational development opportunities dedicated to open educational resources (OER). We support and facilitate the adoption of open, low-cost, high-quality resources to help students save money while enhancing access and success for Minnesota State students.

We invite Minnesota State faculty to learn more about OER this year by joining any (or all) of our 2023-2024 OER events hosted on the NED Events Calendar. See a summary of the events below or view the flyer for a quick look.

Join Communities
Join the OER Community Site to receive a weekly email of upcoming NED events. The OER Community Site is also where to find OER resources, news, and information on Z-degrees, Opendora, OER guides, and more!

Join the Creative Commons Community to learn more about creative commons licensing and to find experts on your campus.

OER Community Conversations

Open Education Best Practices: Pearls of Wisdom from Minnesota State Practitioners  

October 11, 2023
3:00 – 4:00 pm


December 6, 2023
3:00 – 4:00 pm


February 21, 2024
3:00 – 4:00 pm


April 3, 2024
3:00 – 4:00 pm


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. Participants receive compensation in the form of release credit equivalency (RCE) of $1750 in combined salary and fringe.

Fall 2023
Sept. 18 – Dec. 3

Spring 2024
Feb. 12 – April 28

Summer 2024
May 8 – June 16

OER Project Showcase

Join the virtual showcase events to learn about projects from the upcoming 2023-2024 OER Learning Circle cohorts. How have been helping save students money? How did they adapt their courses to OER or develop OER ancillary or primary materials? The showcase will be held virtually across five days in the Spring of 2024 with a handful of OER Learning Circle participants in each, presenting their work and answering questions.

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 13
2:30 – 4:00 pm

March 18
9:00 – 10:30 am

November 13
9:00 – 10:30 am

May 20
2:30 – 4:00 pm

January 24
2:30 – 4:00 pm


In these webinars, 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 20
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

March 25
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

November 20
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

May 22
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

January 31
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

OER Librarian CoP

Join the OER Librarian Community of Practices to discuss with librarian colleagues OER basics and planned actions to support no-cost classes for the 2023-24 academic year.

October 10 2023
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

January 18, 2024
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

April 10, 2024
3:00 – 4:00 p.m..


Additional OER Webinars and Short Courses

Visit the NED Event Calendar to browse for additional webinars added throughout the term – use the list view and filter options to narrow results to OER events.

Short Courses

This fall, the NED is offering the 3-week short course Using Pressbooks to Enhance OER Delivery that starts November 6.

Join the OER Community Site to get weekly NED Upcoming Events emails.

Visit to learn more about OER at Minnesota State.


Contact Karen Pikula, OER Faculty Development Coordinator.

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