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Open Educational Resources (OER): Creating OER

Creating Open Educational Resources

OER Commons 

Offers  publishing tools to build OER, lesson plans, and courses. Use Module Builder to create interactive content or Open Author to create course materials using text, files, images, etc. 

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Their  copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Courseware 

A 22 page guide to current best practices for the use of copyright material in OCW, drawing on the actual activities of educators and educational staff who prepare courses for distribution.

Guidelines for Creating and Sharing Open Educational Resources 

From the University of Texas, this sites offers information on design, licensing, publishing, and sharing of OER.

Creating OER and Licensing Resources

This video from The Orange Grove, Florida'a Open Educational Resource Repository, is intended to help you choose compatible resources and choose a valid license for your work

Creating OER Textbooks

From the University of Hawaii at Manoa OER Libguide.

University of Hawaii OER Training Guide

UH OER Training 2018 Workbook by Billy Meinke

A three part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery modes.



Online Tutorial from Affordable Learning Georgia

A chapter-by-chapter informational tutorial for faculty interested in creating or adapting open educational resources.

By the end of this tutorial, participants should have the knowledge necessary to:

  • Identify and create adaptable OER
  • Use multiple hosting and creation platforms to create new OER
  • Apply an appropriate open license to a newly-adapted or newly-created resources
  • Optimize the discoverability of newly-created OER

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Unless otherwise indicated, the content of this tutorial is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.