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Guide to Developing Open Textbooks

The recent availability of quality open educational resources (OER) means that students and educators have many choices when identifying materials to support teaching and learning. Previously, selecting resources other than those found in a purchased course textbook meant taking liberties with copyright law and hiding behind vague “fair use” clauses. The presence and growth of OER has thus freed educators and students to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute copyrighted materials available under open licences.

This manual provides a number of different technological solutions for the effective location and use of existing OER to develop an open textbook platform.

NBA Author(s)
Education Sector
Primary and Secondary Education
Date of Publication
Cover Open Textbooks
Open Educational Resources
Developing, supporting and promoting the use of Open Education Resources (OER)