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Open Education Resources (OERs): Using and Creating OERs

A Guide to OERs: Their implementation and Evaluation.

Tools for Creating OERs

Pressbooks allows content creators to create textbooks, course materials, and monographs as interactive online books;  and facilitates easy export and distribution as ebooks, PDF, and print-on-demand formats through services like Lulu, Kindle Direct Publishing, IngramSpark, Kobo, Nook, and more.

OpenStax CNX allows content creators to create course modules from scratch in minutes or from already existing by reusing content created by others.

Open Author allows you to create media rich resources, and interactive course modules.

An uncomplicated XML vocabulary for content creators to produce research articles, textbooks, and monographs in formats like print, PDF, web, EPUB, Jupyter Notebooks.

Tools for modifying OERs for classroom use.

H2O is suite of open-source, online classroom tools that allow professors to develop, rearrange, and share online textbooks and course modules under the CC BY-NC-SA License.  H2O helps instructors create customized textbooks that are fluid and light. Professors and students can:  create a digital textbook or casebook, or adapt an existing digital textbook/casebook, annotate, highlight, and edit cases and materials, and export materials into Word for printing or reformatting.

The Open Author module builder allows authors to create both student and instructor facing content views. Authors are encouraged to include overviews, pedagogical supporting text, and instructions for both students and other users of the resource. The Module can consist of sequenced tasks, which can incorporate a step-by-step approach to learning. Each task can have associated resources available for download.

Twenty Million Minds Mix allows faculty to create high grade custom textbooks in both digital and print formats. With access to the entire open source Connexions library, in addition to supplemental publisher content, instructors can now deliver quality course specific experiences that help drive down textbook costs for students.

Open Attribute Builder helps you easily cite open material you find; as you fill out the form the application will automatically generate the attribution for you in order to provide a default attribution statement. 

Making OERs Accesible

This resources gives tips on integrating assistive technology (such as a screen-reading software) to read aloud the content for users who cannot see the content, into OERs.

An online book that provides resources for content creators, instructional designers, educational technologists, librarians, administrators, and teaching assistants to create a textbooks accessibility to students with different needs.

This resource provides resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning preferences and individual needs. This is a work in progress and more content  is constantly being added to this handbook. 

Provides some helpful tips and links to more accessibility resources

This resources is oriented around building a community of accessibility experts and contents users that will improve their capacity to deliver a quality education reliably and in a timely manner to all students, including those with disabilities.

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