A digital book publishing platform that can be used to create and publish OER and open access books. Manifold can also be used in the classroom, offering students an opportunity annotate texts together in private reading groups or to produce and share student work.
LibreTexts provides free access to more than 400 texts across a variety of disciplines, with an early emphasis on chemistry and other STEM disciplines. The libraries are supported by a nonprofit organization founded by UC-Davis Chemistry professor Delmar Larsen.
Created by GitHub, GitBooks is an Open source tool created by GitHub that allows you to create a textbook that is hosted in a GitHub repository. You can create your content in Markdown or embed rich, multimedia content. Free for open source projects.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.