Open Education: For Authors & Adapters
Open educational resource authoring, editing, and adapting is a quickly changing landscape. Here are a few guides and groups I've found that engage this topic.
Funding your Project (Selected Resources)
Not all projects require external funding, but most can benefit from extra help. Many institutions and states/provinces offer mini-grants, stipends, or grants for OER creation. This is a selection of funding sources:
Resources (for authoring and adapting/modifying)
Helpful Resources - Creating Textbooks
Resources (for authoring and adapting/modifying) in Pressbooks
Resources (for authoring and adapting/modifying) in LibreTexts
Moderated learning opportunities
Recorded Webinars or Presentations about OER Creation or Publishing
Utilizing Open Textbook Creation as a Pedagogical Tool
Where to share your original works
VTechWorks is the Virginia Tech institutional repository, managed by the University Libraries. Its purpose is to highlight, preserve, and provide unrestricted access to the work of faculty, staff, and students, as well as the intellectual output of the university in its land-grant mission to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community through the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. New user registration Questions? Contact Philip Young.
Open Textbook Library is a project of the Open Textbook Network and the Center for Open Education at the University of Minnesota. If you've created (or found) an openly licensed, complete, and downloadable textbook whose license allows adaptation or derivatives, please consider submitting it to be listed in the Open Textbook Library. Contribute material
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. MERLOT is a program of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry. New user registration Contribute material
There are many other disciplinary and institutional repositories and "referatories" which aim to collect, curate, and enable ease in finding openly licensed resources. Ask your disciplinary societies if such a repository exists for your subject area.
You will also want to make certain that you mark your work so that everyone knows up front about the intelletual property status of your work. Include author and license information, and make sure that the license on your work is machine readable (easy; technical). This will enable search engines with "usage rights" filters to find things you create. (For example: Google Advanced Search offers filtering by "usage rights".)