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publication opportunity

Publication Opportunity

Call for Proposals; Special Issue of Distance and Mediations of Knowledge:


Des ressources aux pratiques éducatives libres : quelle réappropriation dans la formation ouverte et à distance ?

Réception des propositions sous la forme d’un résumé de 2 pages : 30 avril 2019

From resources to free educational practices: what reappropriation in open and distance learning?

ECEPTION proposals in the form of a 2-page summary:  April 30, 2019
Luc Massou , Cathia Papi and Hélène Pulke

Publishing OERs

Recording available: https://webmeeting.minnstate.edu/recordings/join/p9muhnq443s1

Join us for our LAST OER workshop of Spring 2019 today, Monday April 15th, at 3 pm—Publishing OERs—in MC 205.

Can’t join us in person?  Join us via Adobe Connect https://webmeeting.minnstate.edu/oer4scsu

Please contact Rachel Wexelbaum, Collection Management Librarian, at rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu or Plamen Miltenoff, InforMedia Services Professor, at pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu for more information or suggestions for Open Access Week programming in October 2019.  

Creating A Cost-Free Course

For more information: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2019/04/03/olc-collaborate/

Breaking Free: An OER Primer On Creating A Cost-Free Course
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico) (Virtual Presenter), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY – Oneonta) (Virtual Presenter), Tammy Garren (None/Self/Individual), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:What does a faculty member need to know and do in order to move to a cost-free class for students?  The MERLOT Teacher Education Board will provide you with an introductory process and suggestions for materials in this OER session.  Join us and share your tips as well.
Increasing Equitable Access And Success For All Students With Open Educational Resources!
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:Learn how your institution can lower the cost of textbooks and improve learning opportunities for your students today by leveraging free and open educational services and resources in academic disciplines, career and technical educations.
Blending Apprenticeships And Online Education
Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Juniper A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:Explore the latest tools and OER resources to blend into apprenticeship programs and optimize the mentor’s teaching and the apprentice’s learning in work-based learning. The Innovation Lab will demonstrate how you can use these resources and tools freely and easily.

OER workshop:

OER workshop:
what can I publish and how
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When: Tues, Feb 26, 2019 Where: Miller Center (MC 205) – second floor, East wing

Can’t come in person? No problem, use this Adobe Connect session:

Guest speaker will be Shane Nackerud with the UMN Libraries. Shane Nackerud is part of the MLPP Pressbooks implementation team and tech lead for a number of publishing projects at the U.

Here is the preliminary plan for the workshop:

OER Workshop IMS #1: Intro to OER publishing

MC 205 or online: https://minnstate.adobeconnect.com/oer4scsu/

OER: what can I publish and how?

If in doubt about OER, consider this reading: https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/views/2018/11/14/what-we-dont-yet-know-about-open-educational-resources-opinion


http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/08/09/consortium-oer-pilots/  – large federal grants for consortia in the US

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/07/14/oer-resources/ – OER around the world

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2019/02/08/21st-century-teaching/ – 6 key trends to 21st century teaching


  1. Planning to use OER in reverse: instead of using, allow to be used
    1. Reasons to publish

Share your experience and philosophy

Help students financially

Network and collaborate with others on topics dear to you
Materials to publish

Scalability: start small and expand

  1. How to publish. http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2019/01/06/writing-and-publishing/ writing is an art, publishing is a business
    1. Choose the right platform


Institutional : e.g. https://textbooks.opensuny.org/suny-oer-services-request/

Other: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/03/05/multimedia-books/



OER = “Faculty + Librarians + Digital Media Experts = Engaging Content 4 learners.”   http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2018/03/05/library-role-in-digital-learning-innovations/

Shane Nackerud will be a guest speaker and will talk about MLPP, a collaborative project and a pilot project to boot

Recorded webinar: Intro to Pressbooks http://minitex.umn.edu/Training/Details.aspx?SessionID=658

Recorded webinar: Pressbooks for K12 http://minitex.umn.edu/Training/Details.aspx?SessionID=682






All OER workshops will be held in MC 205, on the second floor of the University Library.

Minnesota State OER Symposium will be in Centennial Hall 111.

All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

Subscribe and contribute to the OER blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/OER/


Mon Feb 18, 3 pm – 4 pm: Creative Commons

  • Find out how Creative Commons helps students, artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, teachers, and researchers of all disciplines.



Tue Feb 26, 2 pm – 3 pm: Introduction to OER Publishing

  • Where, how, and why to create, publish, and disseminate OERs.



Tue Mar 12, 11 am – 12 pm: Free CC Licensed, and Public Domain Media

  • Stay legal! Where to find—and how to cite–awesome images, photos, music, and videos that you have the right to use in presentations and publications.



Thu Mar 21: 11 am – 1 pm, Centennial Hall 111: Minnesota State OER Symposium

  • A system-wide conversation organized by the Minnesota State Educational Innovations team about how to advance open educational resources and affordable textbooks on your campus.



Tue Mar 26, 2 pm – 3 pm: First Steps to OER: Creating a Wikipedia Entry

  • Examples of how the world uses Wikipedia as a teaching tool. You can too!



Wed Apr 10, 3 pm – 4 pm: Should I Publish in Open Repositories?

  • Maximize your audience! Explore publishing options for research, presentations, and creative works.



Mon Apr 15, 3 pm – 4 pm, How to Publish OER: My First Steps

  • Brainstorm your ideas, plan and select a platform to publish.



For more information about the program schedule, please contact

Rachel Wexelbaum, Collection Management Librarian, at rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu

Plamen Miltenoff, InforMedia Specialist, at pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu