Welcome to Creating, Licensing, and Publishing OER

Creating, Licensing and Publishing OER Course IconWhile no one wants to reinvent the wheel, sometimes there is no available or acceptable OER for a given topic. In this case, you may need to create your own open educational materials.

In this course, you will learn what you need to know and consider before creating a new OER from scratch. You will learn about the licenses you can apply to your work in order to protect the rights you want to keep, and share the rights you want to share. You will also learn how to publish your work as OER and make it available, findable, and accessible to others.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between various open licenses
  • Determine the appropriate open license for your needs
  • Create and license OER to meet your specific needs
  • Create and license OER that are flexible enough to be useful for others
  • Analyze open repositories and collections to determine the best venue for publishing OER
  • Apply appropriate practices and procedures to publishing OER