A living repository of collective knowledge written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need, the Guide is a book-in-progress and will evolve and grow over time.
The goal of the OER Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the needed resources to each content creator, instructor, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open and accessible educational resource for all students.
The goal of the VIVA Course Redesign Grants is to make textbook and course materials free to students by empowering faculty with the resources and time they need to redesign their curricula using open, library, or no cost resources.
The DOER Fellows Program invites instructional designers to partner with subject matter experts to apply for small grants, supporting the creation of renewable assignments based on the principles of OER-Enabled Pedagogy and designed to be used with specific open educational resources. Check the website for application due dates.
Know the Creative Commons licenses
Unless the OER is in the Public Domain, the educational resource will likely have a Creative Commons (CC) license applied. See below for a detailed look at the rights granted by the various CC license types.