Lauri M. Aesoph, BC Campus, 2016. "The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved." Organized into 6 sections, including Courses in an LMS and Challenges. CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) license.
Lauri M. Aesoph, BC Campus, 2018. "[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." Organized into 7 sections. CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) license.
User-friendly form from Open Washington to help you build consistent and concise attributions for citing open material you find and use, or to attribute yourself when you create something and want to share. This builder is also embedded into Canvas! Includes both CC licenses and public domain designations.
Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, Tara Robertson, and Josie Gray, BCcampus Open Education , 2018. The goal of this guide is "to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students." Organized into 2 main sections: Key Concepts and Best Practices, plus several Appendices, including a Checklist for Accessibility and Redesign or Accommodation Activity Guidelines. Online, PDF, and EPUB formats. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license.
Affordable Learning Georgia, 2021. "The guides feature practical, step-by-step ways to make open content in the most common authoring programs accessible. The OER Accessibility Evaluation Rubric is an evaluation tool for faculty, librarians, instructional designers, and other stakeholders in open educational resources to determine the accessibility of the OER they are creating and/or adopting for use in their courses." Includes videos, handouts, and slides about accessibility in creating OER document design, powerpoint design, captioning and transcripts, and alternative text. CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) license.
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials at CAST, 2021. Includes extensive section on using accessibility checkers in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, web pages, and PDF documents. CC BY SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike) license.
Developed by Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. "This resource provides examples, key factors and resources about accessibility of OERs." CC BY SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - ShareAlike) license.
Webinar: Adapting and Authoring OER: Lessons Learned
"Are you ready to revise and remix, but uncertain about tools and techniques? Then this is the webinar for you." In this webinar from Open Oregon, a librarian and instructors from Central Oregon Community College share their experiences, tips, and lessons learned about authoring OER.
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