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Platforms for Authoring and Publishing OER
UW Libraries Pressbooks
Pressbooks is an easy-to-use ebook authoring platform that can be used to create and publish OER. Current UW students, faculty and staff can request an account by contacting Lauren Ray, Open Education and Psychology Librarian at olray at uw dot edu.
Authoring Open Textbooks
The OER Starter Kit
New to Open Education? This starter kit provides an introduction to the use and creation of Open Educational Resources. Provides sections on Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER.
Authoring Open Textbooks
This guide, published by the Open Textbook Network, is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.
A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students
This first edition handbook, published the The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation, is intended for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources.
Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition
A practical guide for creating open textbooks that are accessible for all students. Suggestions are for a non-technical user. This resource is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
This is a five-step guide, also published by the Open Textbook Network, for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.
Textbook Writing Tutorial
From the EduTechWiki, an open resource about Educational Technology and related fields. Hosted and built at TECFA, an educational technology research and teaching unit at the University of Geneva.
Developing a Textbook Structure
This section of the Open Textbook Publishing Curriculum provides a general orientation to textbook elements and structure, and can be useful for textbook authors looking to organize content. Use the arrows at the bottom of each page to navigate through the curriculum.
Open Pedagogy Notebook
Resource for educators looking to use open educational practices in the classroom. Includes examples of open pedagogy practices and ideas.