Below are some resources and tools to help you modify an existing OER or create a new OER from scratch. The OER community offers a great deal of support and a variety of tools and this list is not definitive.
Pressbooks is available for free to KU instructors. Pressbooks, based on Wordpress, is committed to helping folks create accessible OER that can implement H5P and is amenable to multiple languages and LaTex. If you are interested in creating in Pressbooks, contact us at email@example.com.
Free, open source publishing platform through a number of higher education/non-profits, seems to pull from Word documents and looks similar to Pressbooks. Open ALG has an accessibility guide for developing in Word and uploading to Manifold.
Abby Elder created this kit “to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.”
Melissa Falldin and Karen Lauritsen authored this guide “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 resourceful guide will walk you through the process of designing and implementing open pedagogy in your course. Great especially for helping you navigate such aspects as student agency and project sustainability, accessibility, and sharing.
This guide gives great insights into the experiences of collaborating with students from the perspectives of well-practiced instructors. The edited volume is divided into five sections: a definition of open pedagogy; project ideas and case studies; student rights and faculty responsibilities; sample assignments; and resources.