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Technology at RWU
Roger Williams University now has a site license for PressbooksEDU, which is a powerful publishing platform that allows for easy creation and revision of OER. PressbooksEDU allows you to integrate assessments into your open textbooks or coursepacks, easily share multiple formats of your work with students and beyond, and provides instant updating of your content, so students will always have the most recent version.
If you find an open textbook elsewhere, we may be able to import it into Pressbooks so that you can revise and customize it for your class (depending on the license). Please contact Lindsey Gumb (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a PressbooksEDU account and get you started!
Guides for Creating OER
Open Michigan Initiative
Quick tutorials on how License Your Work, Use Openly Licensed Content, Cite your Sources, Share your Work, Cite, and Practice your Sharing.
Authoring Open Textbooks by Melissa Falldin, Karen Lauritsen
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.
Modifying an open textbook: What you need to know
This is a five-step guide 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
BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit by Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, and Tara Robertson
The Accessibility Toolkit is a collaboration between BCcampus and CAPER-BC. The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, teaching assistant, etc. has the opportunity to create a truly open and accessible textbook. An open textbook that is free and accessible for all students.
BC Open Textbook Adaptation Guide by Lauri Aesoph
The BC Open Textbook Adaptation Guide is a practical guide to adapting or revising open textbooks using the PressBooks platform. Included are tips to revising this OER, how to use the Pressbooks publishing platform, and general information on open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER). This guide will be updated as new information, practices and processes are developed.
Guide to Developing Open Textbooks by Andrew Moore and Neil Butcher
This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; appreciate the potential value of developing an open textbook platform; select appropriate technology to build an open textbook platform, using either existing services offered free on the Internet or open-source tools, based on local needs and resources; and build, manage and maintain an open textbook platforms.
Copyright/Fair Use for OER Creation