Welcome! This book is intended to help guide University of Iowa faculty and students working with Open Educational Resources (OER), whether you’re getting ready to use an OER for the first time, adapting or remixing existing OER, creating your own, or some combination of these things.

This guide is itself an OER. It uses the Pressbooks platform and is licensed to be reused by anyone, anywhere, an in any way. Like many open books, it contains lightly adapted remixes of existing open works. These include material from The Creative Commons’ CC Certificate Resources, Chapter 5: Creative Commons For Educators (Chapters 1-3, 13, and 14), the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition by BCcampus (Chapters 7-13), The OER Starter Kit by Abbey K. Elder (Chapter 6), “Showing Students Their Stories Matter” by Justine Hope Blau (Chapter 6) and Pressbooks User Guide by Book Oven Inc. (Pressbooks.com) (Chapter 4). I would invite you to check out the originals for additional helpful content.

As always, if you have any questions about this resource or anything else related to OER at Iowa, please feel free to contact me (Mahrya Burnett).



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Getting Started with Open Educational Resources Copyright © 2019 by Mahrya Burnett, Jenay Solomon, Heather Healy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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