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Open Educational Resources (OER)

How can I create open educational resources?

OER Commons

"Open Author helps you build Open Educational Resources, lesson plans, and courses (on your own, or with others) — and then publish them, to the benefit of educators and learners everywhere."


Membership is free. Create a profile and start building. All materials hosted on Merlot go through a peer review process.

Tools of Engagement Project homepage

Tools of Engagement Project

"The State University of New York Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) is an on-demand discovery learning professional development model. The TOEP self-directed professional development opportunity gives faculty and staff a platform to experiment with cutting-edge technologies and provides knowledge to integrate these tools into teaching and learning to engage students and improve learning outcomes."


Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. Pressbooks delivers print-ready files for CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source, as well as ebook files optimized to look great in all ebook stores: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and more.

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Manifold is the result of a three-year long collaboration between two public universities and a digital development agency staffed with humanities scholars. Manifold is designed to provide a solid, robust publishing platform that is easy to install and use. And because it’s open source you can modify and adapt Manifold to your specifications, or develop additional features to meet your unique needs. Manifold is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.