OER Developers

This section of our website is presently under development. As new sections and resources are added, they will be highlighted.

OER Homework Systems – Updated 2-2-21

For many disciplines, publishers provide homework systems that may make faculty hesitant to move to OER. Supporting the development of a homework system is costly and time-consuming, so OERI has focused its efforts on finding openly licensed homework systems that offer resources that faculty can adopt and/or provide a platform for faculty to author or revise resources to meet their needs. OERI’s homework efforts have focused on My Open Math and H5P.

ASCCC OER Development Guides

Although designed for faculty developing OERI-funded resources, we hope the ASCCC OER development guides will be useful to all faculty OER developers.

ASCCC OERI Style Guide

Accessibility and Universal Design

Before initiating the development of any OER, it is important that you understand accessibility and attributions. Whether you are writing a resource or curating a collection of resources, building with accessibility in mind is always preferable over having to modify your work after it has been completed.

Read more about Accessibility and Universal Design

Attributions and Licensing

Ideally, you begin your OER development work with existing OER. And, even if OER is not available, you will be using resources that you will need to appropriately recognize. In addition, you need to understand the various licenses that can be applied to OER in order to understand what you can – and can’t – do.

Read more about Attributions and Licensing

OER Development Platforms – Updated 12-5-20

If your OER project is the creation of an OER text, building in a platform developed for that purpose can put a wide array of resources – and support – at your fingerprints.

Read more about OER Development Platforms.

OER Publishing and Printing

Resources for Ancillary Development

Developing a test bank for Canvas? PowerPoints for sharing? A homework system or interactive exercises for concept review? Access Resources for Ancillary Development here.

Image Sources

The OERI has curated a list of image repositories including openly licensed image sources and diverse image sources.

This page last updated 7-10-23.