Resources for Authoring OER


If you are interested in authoring your own OER content, one place to start is Pressbooks, a book production software that is free and open source. You can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, scholarly monographs, syllabi, fiction and non-fiction books, white papers, and more in multiple formats including PDF for print on demand and digital distribution, MOBI for Kindle ebooks, and EPUB for other ebook platforms. Pressbooks is administered by DoIT Academic Technology’s Learn@UW Madison service.

View an introduction to Pressbooks below:

OER Activity Sourcebook

The OER Activity Sourcebook, an open creation guide hosted on Pressbooks, has a wide scope of information for those who instructors interested in using OER in their courses. Some contents include:

  • In-Class Resources
  • Sample Activities for Language Instruction
  • Case Scenario/Critical Reader Creation in Pressbooks
  • Inclusive Design
  • and more!

This open creation guide is being composed, revised, and reorganized consistently and you can make contributions based on your experiences with OER creation and adoption.