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Can I create my own OER?
Absolutely! Some of your fellow faculty members have already created and shared resources, modules, and even entire courses. For example, Dr. Adam Hoover in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department has shared 3 courses:
OER Creation Guides
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.
A reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook.This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook. Copyright, open-copyright licences, and the differences between citation and attribution are discussed as well as the importance of copy editing and proofreading. Checklists and templates are also provided.
Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students (2017)
A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.
Guide to Modifying Open Textbooks (2016)
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.
Guides on OER Creation Tools
SUNY Empire Authoring Tools Guide
A comprehensive resource on all tools needed to create OERs and places to upload them, including learning object repositories, open course repositories, scholarly repositories, open textbooks. Also includes information about open learning/education in general.
80 Open Educational Resources tools
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 those materials.