UH Libraries Now Offers Pressbooks for OER
University of Houston Libraries announces access to Pressbooks for the creation of open educational resources (OER).
Pressbooks is simple book production software that is widely used in universities to create OER, and can be used to create OER in a variety of formats, include open textbooks, modules, syllabi, and other course materials.
OER published on Pressbooks are accessible on all platforms (smartphone, tablet, e-reader, computer) and can be exported into multiple formats (web, PDF, EPUB, XML, etc.). The platform allows for embedded media and can integrate interactive content, such as web annotation and quiz questions.
“This is a really exciting development for the UH OER program,” said Ariana Santiago, open educational resources coordinator at UH Libraries. “Pressbooks will make it easier for instructors to publish OER and ensure that students have free and perpetual access to the course materials.”
A training webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 4 and is open to Texas Digital Library members. In this hands-on session led by Pressbooks personnel, attendees will learn the basics of creating an OER on the Pressbooks platform, including organizing, editing, importing, and exporting content.
Access to the UH Pressbooks network is only available to those affiliated with University of Houston and its use is intended for the creation or modification of open educational resources.
Tuesday June 4, 2019, 2-3 p.m.
Attend online or in person (MD Anderson Library, Training Room 106-R)
For more information about Pressbooks:
3-minute introductory video
What is Pressbooks? (slides)