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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.

How to license your own OER