The purpose of this handbook is to provide a guide for those who are just getting started in the creation of open educational resources (OER). Significant progress has been made by many in the open education movement to help acclimatise novices. Some of these notable projects include Composing free and open online educational resources and OLCOS's tutorials. This handbook project is meant to complement other such projects.
Mini-handbooks are available for three audiences:
- Educators (ongoing development - please contribute)
Version 1.0 (Wiki)
Version 1.0 (Black and White - PDF and Print)
Version 1.0 (Color - PDF and Print)
Zotero collection of sources used in Version 1.0
- Policy makers
- Peter Rawsthorne's Utilizing OER for Development
- UNESCO OER Toolkit Draft
- OLCOS's tutorials
- Introduction to Open Educational Resources Free online course (Rice University)
- The "How Tos" of OER Commons
The OER Handbook is guided by the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning(COSL) and generously funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Content is generated by volunteers in the open education movement, including WikiEducator users.