Resources

OER and Alternative Textbook Handbook – Provides instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of OER. The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER.

Texas Learn OER – A series of self-paced online learning modules, including an introduction to OER, and opportunities for further exploration and discovery of open education practices.

OER Accessibility Toolkit – Provides resources needed to create an OER that is accessible to all students. Includes best practices for images, tables, multimedia, weblinks, and more.

Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know – This is a five-step guide for modifying an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.

OER Authoring Guides

Authoring Open Textbooks – Includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources, and an overview of useful tools.

Self-Publishing Guide – Provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook.

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks – Includes chapters on project scoping and building a team, content creation and editing, getting feedback and reviews, coordinating release and adoptions, and sustaining the book’s community.

Presentation Recordings

OER and Creative Commons Licenses (43 min., Microsoft Stream)

Finding and Evaluating OER (40 min., Microsoft Stream)

Modifying and Creating OER (45 min.,  Microsoft Stream)

OER in the Health Sciences: Increasing Customization & Affordability (43 min.)