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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Open Educational Resources

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Open Educational Resources (OER) are accessible, open-license documents or media that can be used for teaching and learning.  OER are generally offered under more flexible intellectual property licenses, such as the Creative Commons.  Open Educational Resources are generally low or no-cost and include free and open-source software.  

Academic Technology Services has compiled a dynamic list of Open Educational Resources for you to explore.  If you currently use a resource not on our list, please contact an instructional designer and we will update it. 

 10 Strategies for Engaging Learners with Open Educational Resources


 Open Resource Library


The Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library offers an open-access publishing platform for a multitude of resrouces.  Consider Cornerstone for hosting your open materials! 

Interested in getting your novel, dissertation, poetry collection, or children’s book into ebook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks is an easy-to-use, online tool that allows you to create professional-quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF, and more formats.

What do MNSU students have to say about textbooks?  Watch the video to find out!


Open Educational Resource Creation Pilot

IT Solutions and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are offering an opportunity to participate in a pilot project by contributing to the creation of an Open Educational Resouce that we can use right here at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Find an example here.

Participants are eligible to receive a stipend of $500 for program participation upon completion of the Open Educational Resource material. We are only accepting 12 participants for this pilot project. This program will start in mid-October and run through Spring 18 semester.

Apply Here 

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017

Contact Us

Carrie Lewis Miller

Instructional Designer


Caroline Kinskey

OER Graduate Assistant

 Curriculum Outlines for OER Certificate Programs:

Open Educational Resources Creation Pilot Curriculum Outline

Open Educational Resources Faculty Professional Development Certificate Outline (Spring 17)