OER Resources & Repositories
In the dropdown lists below, you'll find links to resources that will support your work toward adopting, adapting, and creating open educational resources (OER) in your discipline. You'll find resources for how to use Pressbooks, MTSU's platform for OER textbooks, under the OER Resources tab. Additionally, you'll find a list of OER repositories that should serve as a useful foundation for learning how to adopt, adapt, and create OER.
MTSU Online has created a checklist for evaluating OER for quality and accessibility:
Creating Accessible OER: Key Tips for Creation & Curation is an infographic created by a team of MTSU faculty.
Tennessee Open Education is a collection of resources that brings together the intellectual and creative power of faculty throughout the state. It's a place to build and share resources with the common goal of improving student learning outcomes.
MTSU's Walker Library has purchased an EDU license for Pressbooks, an accessible, open-source platform that allows faculty to easily create, write, and publish OER and beautifully format them into many different formats (PDF, ePUB, Web). With PressbooksEDU, faculty can adapt, adopt, and create openly licensed textbooks, courseware, and academic content. Learn more about Presbooks with the resources listed below:
- LT&ITC - Pressbooks 101 Workshop Handout (7/14/21)
- MTSU's Pressbooks - Click here to create your own Pressbooks account or login to an existing account
- Intro to Pressbooks - Quick video introduction to the Pressbooks publishing platform
- Pressbooks YouTube - Weekly videos about Pressbooks usability and updates
- Pressbooks Blog - Quick reads about Pressbooks, open education, and accessibility
- Pressbooks Directory - List of all existing Pressbooks by university, copyright type, and subject
- Pressbooks LibGuide - A short introductory guide to using Pressbooks to adapt, adopt, and create OER
- Pressbooks UserGuide - A searchable guide to help with creating, revising, editing, and publishing in Pressbooks
Below, you'll find a list of OER repositories. We hope they serve as a useful foundation
for learning how to adopt, adapt, and create OER in your discipline.