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OER Learning Circles – Fall 2020 Applications Due

August 26, 2020

OER Opportunities

What are OER Learning Circles?

Collaborate with other Minnesota State faculty from across the system who are committed to redesigning courses around open educational resources (OER) and/or creating OER ancillary materials to help eliminate textbook costs for students.

In addition to virtual weekly meetings, OER Learning Circles will utilize a D2L Brightspace course to support faculty and will take place over a ten-week period. The equivalent of .5 RCE is available to participating faculty.


Applications due: August 26, 2020
Applicants notified by: September 4, 2020
Orientation week for cohort members: September 21 – 25, 2020
Weekly virtual meetings for cohort members: September 28 – December 7, 2020

How to apply for OER Learning Circles

For questions about OER Learning Circles and OER Faculty Development, please contact Karen Pikula, OER Faculty Development Coordinator.

For general questions about Minnesota State faculty development, please contact Catherine Ford, Program Director for Educational Development.


August 26, 2020
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Karen Pikula
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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