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Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know (2016)
"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."
"Rebus Community is an initiative of the Rebus Foundation, a Canadian registered charity. We support a model of publishing that is collaborative, efficient, and open."
Lumen Learning Resources
Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
From Lumen Learning, "this course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course."
Creative Commons Licensing Resources
Creative Commons (CC) Certificate Resources
Accessing this CC BY content is not a substitute for enrolling in the official course, and does not qualify you for CC Certification. While we encourage anyone to download, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute this content for any purpose, only Creative Commons may issue “CC Certificates.”
Lumi H5P Editor
Lumi is a desktop app that allows you to create, edit, view and share interactive content with dozens of different content types. It's free and open source.
The OER Remixer is a self-service tool to rapidly assemble a customized Remix from existing sources on LibreText's libraries.
Tool from OER Commons.
The Open Book Creation Platform.
OpenStax Tech Scout
Search the specifics of OpenStax technology partners to find the best option for your course.
Supoort for Moving Your Course Online with OpenStax
"We’ve collected resources that we hope will be helpful to anyone who is teaching their courses remotely, including tips for moving courses online, online homework software that’s being offered for free this semester, and curated community resources. See if these resources can support your course, and let us know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources
Tools for Faculty Adoption
The OER Starter Kit
This starter kit has been created 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. [Version 1.1. Revised September 5th, 2019.]
The OER Starter Kit Workbook
The OER Starter Kit Workbook is a remix of the OER Starter Kit to include worksheets to help instructors practice the skills they need to confidently find, use, or even create open educational resources (OER). We welcome instructors, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and anyone else interested in OER to explore the OER Starter Kit Workbook.
Tools for Students
OER Student Toolkit
For students, the high cost of educational resources and textbooks can be a serious obstacle to the accessibility and affordability of a post-secondary education. For instructors, traditional educational resources may also present a barrier to innovation in teaching and curriculum design. Fortunately, open educational resources (OER) provide a viable solution to both these issues. OER can be accessed for free online or printed at a fraction of the cost of a traditional textbook, and can be edited to better fit the curricular or pedagogical goals of an instructor.