The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
Learn more on the NED Resource Site.
Koffee with Karen: Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and learn from colleagues in the Minnesota State OER community. Hosted by Karen Pikula, the OER Faculty Development Coordinator, Koffee with Karen conversations are virtual, hour-long meetings held twice per semester and often feature a guest speaker on a topic of... Continue Reading →
Topic Join the conversation to learn about the new OER Community Site and the OER Quickstart Guides that can be found there. The Quickstart guides are intended to help faculty and staff identify and review OER options within different disciplines. Koffee with Karen: OER Community Conversations are open forum conversations for all to share, discuss, and... Continue Reading →
Avenues to OER: A panel discussion There are many avenues to begin your OER journey, hear from two Minnesota State faculty members, Dan Allosso and Katie Nelson, who have experience authoring, redesigning, and collaborating on an open textbook. Karen Pikula, OER Faculty Development Coordinator, will moderate and offer her experiences running the OER Learning Circles.... Continue Reading →
Current Changes and Challenges in our Work Our work has changed a lot recently, but know that you are not alone. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and take an hour to relax with your colleagues. How did the first week of classes go? Listen and share, bring your challenges and your advice. ... Continue Reading →
Description Introduction and Demonstration of Hypothesis and Hypothesis/D2L integration Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation enhances reading comprehension and helps students think critically about course materials. Hypothesis digital annotation also empowers students to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings. Dr. Dan Allosso, Assistant Professor of... Continue Reading →
Topic: OEN* Allied Institution Membership Minnesota State campuses are members of the Open Education Network as Allied Institutions for the academic year July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. What does that mean for you? What benefits do Allied Institutions get? Learn more about this membership, its benefits, and how to start using them! Guest:... Continue Reading →
Topic: Using OER in your HyFlex Courses HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of hybrid learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating online, or doing both. Students can change their mode of attendance weekly or by topic, according to need... Continue Reading →
Topic: Equity and the Digital Divide: Student Access to Technology Join us for a thoughtful conversation with the Rochester Community and Technical College community. They will briefly talk about their campus initiatives to provide all students with the technology they need for college success. They will then facilitate a brainstorming session to find out how... Continue Reading →
Topic Redesigning curriculum to be more inclusive, and representative of all voices This session will offer an overview of the overlaps between Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Open Educational Pedagogy, with an aim of supporting participants' confidence in making their next steps in their equity/open journeys. Guest Lisa Bergin, Minneapolis College Lisa teaches in the Philosophy... Continue Reading →