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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

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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: 

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:

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