Members of the Open Textbook Network can access a suite of materials to adapt for use at their institutions. These materials include slide decks, data collection tools and instructional support. Members, please access the materials using your institutional email. The Open Textbook Network also creates support for the common good, openly available to everyone.
Adaptable OER Publishing Agreement
Authoring Open Textbooks Guide
A guide for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Authoring Open Textbooks is published by the Open Textbook Network, and includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.
Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
Office Hours with Rebus Community
Together with the Rebus Community, the Open Textbook Network offers monthly Office Hours about open textbook writing and publishing. Office Hours are hosted online and open to everyone. Videos of past sessions are available on YouTube.
Open Textbook Publishing Curriculum
The Open Textbook Publishing Curriculum is an asynchronous open course available to anyone; members are invited to live sessions.
Modules include how to:
- Structure a textbook with consistent instructional design elements
- Incorporate universal design and accessibility from the beginning
- Manage timelines, author communications and other skills
- Evaluate what production services you’re in a position to offer
A general orientation to publishing, institutional examples and reflective questions are included. The Canvas course is being developed as part of the Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative.
To support local open textbook publishing programs, OTN member institutions can enjoy 30% off the cost of PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans. Email PressbooksEDU directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Or, to learn more about PressbooksEDU, go to Pressbooks.Education. The OTN discount is available through 2020.
For emerging publishing programs, OTN members are eligible to create one open textbook project using the OTN PressbooksEDU Sandbox, for free. Please use this form to request access to the sandbox.