On this page you will find a number of resources to help you create your own OER.
Resources for Authoring Open Textbooks
Authoring Open Textbooks by the Open Textbook Network
This guide 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 is a comprehensive guide to authoring an open textbook including: structuring the textbook, getting started with and using Press Books, adding videos, copy editing, and licensing information.
Penn State has an instance of Press Books provided by Unizin. If you would like an account please contact Julie Lang
Resources for the Creation of Open Educational Resources
An overview of the authoring tools provided by OER Commons
This tool makes it easy to combine text, pictures, sounds, files, and video, and save them as openly licensed educational resources.
The Module Builder allows authors to create both student and instructor facing content views. Authors are encouraged to include overviews, pedagogical supporting text, and instructions for both students and other users of the resource. The Module can consist of sequenced tasks, which can incorporate a step-by-step approach to learning. Each task can have associated resources available for download.
80 online resources that you can use to learn how to build or participate in a collaborative educational effort that focuses on publication and development of OERs.
Open Educational Resources: OER Authoring Tools– provided by SUNY Empire State College