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OER Learning Circles – Spring 2021 Applications Due

January 22, 2021

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: January 22, 2021
Applicants notified by: January 29, 2021
Orientation week for cohort members: February 15 – 19, 2021
Weekly virtual meetings for cohort members: February 22 – May 2, 2021

How to apply for Spring 2021 OER Learning Circles

Review the Information Packet
You and your SAO sign Part B. SAO Participation Approval

Information Packet & Part B
Complete the Online Application Form
And upload Part B. SAO Participation Approval

Online Application Form

Have you already participated in OER Learning Circles? Apply to be a Learning Circle Leader!

  1. Fill out Information Packet/Part B
  2. Upload and apply

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.


January 22, 2021
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Karen Pikula
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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