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OER: Open Educational Resources: Creating Textbooks, Ancillary Materials, and Learning Objects

Finding and using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom

Some OER authoring tools are free, and others require payment. Some tools require users to actively change their sharing settings to make resources public, or they may only allow sharing with other registered users and not the wider public.

OER Creation Guides

OER Authoring Tools

How to Ensure Accessibility

Think about students with disabilities as you begin creating your OER.

Students who use screen readers or other assistive technologies will benefit if you pay attention to hierarchy in your textbook, describe images with alt tags, caption your videos, and include transcripts, and follow other best practices. 

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