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Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Business

Write/Publish OERs

Iowa State University

  • The OER Starter Kit - This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education. By Abbey Elder
  • Complimentary material - The OER Starter Kit Workbook - The OER Starter Kit Workbook is a remix of the OER Starter Kit to include worksheets to help instructors practice the skills they need to confidently find, use, or even create open educational resources (OER). By Abbey Elder, Stacy Katz

OER Commons

  • Open Author - A rich text editor with robust features and a built in accessibility checker.

Open Education Network

  • Authoring Open Textbooks - This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools. By M. Falldin and K. Lauritsen


  • Used by educational institutions around the world as well as authors and publishers. One of the most popular platforms among educators. Plans available for consortia of institutions or individual institutions.

Rebus Community

  • A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students - A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community.