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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is intended to assist Oakland University faculty in learning about, finding and teaching with OER.

Current Professional Development Opportunities

If you would like to participate but the registration fee is a barrier for you, the ACMI has funds available to sponsor your registration. Submit an application ASAP. Application is open to all members of the OU community. 

MI OER Mini-Conference: Gather, Network, Learn  October 6, 2023 at Wayne State University.
Registration closes on September 20. Register online at

One-day in-person mini-conference aims to bring together OER advocates, users, and policymakers to dive into timely topics, network, and learn from one another. We will discuss topics such as AI, course markings, and other current, notable projects taking place in Michigan.

Registration is $50 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.


OpenEd23 is coming on Nov 7-9!
Exciting virtual program to immerse in the latest trends in open education, network with other professionals, and contribute to the growing open education field. This international conference will feature Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning at Brock University in Ontario, Canada as the keynote speaker.  
$75 USD early bird rate (increases on Oct 1)
Student rate and full scholarships available 


OER Course


Created by Michigan OER Network this self-paced online learning resource has either modules that serve as an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education. An additional section provides opportunities for further exploration and discovery of OER initiatives in Michigan. While the modules may be completed in any order, it is recommended that you progress in order. Each module concludes with Concept Review sections to test your knowledge.