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Open Educational Resources: How do I make OERs?

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs), and why do they matter? This LibGuide will answer these questions, describe Creative Commons licensing, direct users to OERs, discuss best practices for developing OERs, and show Indiana University of PA faculty

Creating OERs


Pressbooks is simple book production software. It allows you to write a book using the sofware or import a manuscript, choose a book design theme, and export into all the file formats you need to publish your book:

  • MOBI format (for Kindle ebooks)
  • EPUB format (for all other ebookstores)
  • designed PDF (for print-on-demand)
  • more exotic XML formats

Pressbooks is used by authors and publishers around the world (Pressbooks, 2017, para. 1).

For online tutorials that teach you how to use Pressbooks, visit the following YouTube channel: