Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either in public domain or licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:


Retain – make, own, and control a copy of the resource

Reuse – use your original, revised, or remixed copy of resource publicly

Revise – edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource

Remix – combine your original and revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new

Redistribute – share copes of your original, revised, or remixed copy of resources with others

The North Dakota University System has compiled the institutions OER repositories for a one-stop shop for faculty and staff to utilize.

Professional Development

NDUS: Open Educational Resource Virtual Conference


March 2 & March 3, 2021


In conjunction with Open Education Week, the North Dakota University System is hosting an Open Educational Resource Virtual Conference March 2 & 3 via Microsoft Teams. The conference is convening to share and learn about open educational resources.


Keynote sessions will focus on customizing, remixing, and distributing textbooks, copyright, Z-degrees, a crash course in Creative Commons, and open pedagogy. Attendees can choose from a variety of breakout sessions presented by NDUS fellowship recipients.



Note: Registration will cap at 250 attendees.


Agenda Details

NDUS Resources


Below are OER webinars that NDUS has hosted.


Getting Started with OER
by Abbey Elder

Getting Started with OER Initiatives
by Abbey Elder

Committee Members
  • Amy Juhala, Bismarck State College
  • Kayla O’Toole, Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Staci Green, Dickinson State University
  • Teresa Tande, Lake Region State College
  • Melissa Stotts, Lake Region State College
  • Misti Wuori, Mayville State University
  • Doug Tiedman, Minot State University
  • Sybil Priebe, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Patricia Caldwell, North Dakota State College of Science
  • Kim Avinson, North Dakota State University
  • Stephanie Walker, University of North Dakota
  • Virginia Clinton-Lisell, University of North Dakota
  • Julee Russell, Valley City State University
  • Jim Stout, Williston State College
  • Kale Stroup, North Dakota Student Association
  • Leah Hamann, United Tribes Technical College
  • Charlene Weis, United Tribes Technical College
  • Phyllis Bratton, University of Jamestown
  • Cheryl Thompson, North Dakota University System Office
  • Lisa Johnson, North Dakota University System Office
  • Claire Gunwall, North Dakota University System Office
For More Information Contact

Claire Gunwall

Director of Academic Affairs and Workforce Innovation

600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 215

Bismarck, ND 58505-0230