This section of our website is presently under development. Please check back in early 2021. As new sections and resources are added, they will be highlighted.
OER Homework Systems – New 11-24-20
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 Guide – Coming Soon
Although designed for faculty developing OERI-funded resources, we hope the ASCCC OER Development Guide will be useful to all faculty OER developers.
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.
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.
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.
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.