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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Find Open Educational Resource information and repositories from Minnesota State and beyond.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium -- digital or otherwise -- that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." OER range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio/video and animation.  ~ UNESCO

OER Info at Minnesota State

State and National OER Repositories

Minnesota State Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines

These are the official Copyright Guidelines for Minnesota State employees:   https://www.minnstate.edu/system/asa/academicaffairs/policy/copyright/guidelines.html 

The Copyright Guidelines site includes information on: 

  • Copying books and periodicals
  • Use of music materials
  • Performance of copyrighted works
  • Use of computer software and other electronic works
  • Use of trademarks
  • Determining Fair Use
  • The TEACH Act
  • Obtaining Permissions

If you need to seek permission from the Copyright Clearance Center to use an article or book chapter in D2L or in a class, please see the Inver Hills bookstore.  They have the Copyright Clearance account on campus.

For additional information regarding copyright for specific materials, please see the Minnesota State IP/Copyright Tools and Forms page: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/asa/academicaffairs/policy/copyright/forms.html

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