There are dozens of tools available for authoring, publishing, and sharing your OER. Consider the following questions when selecting a tool:
1. What technology platforms am I already comfortable using? Do I want to learn to use a new tool as I author my OER?
2. What technology platforms are my audience most comfortable using? Will authoring or publishing in a particular platform require them to learn a new tool?
3. If someone wants to reuse or adapt my content, will it be simple for them to do that with the format(s) I've made available?
4. Do I have budget to pay for access to a tool or for advanced features in an otherwise free tool?
Here are some tools you might consider for authoring or publishing OER. This is not an exhaustive list, and you should consider asking colleagues who have published OER for their recommendations, too.
The options below have been divided into two categories -- those that don't require any special knowledge to use ("Basic Tools"), and those that might require the author to have some ability to code or an interest in learning ("Advanced Tools").
Some content on this page is adapted from the following resources:
Introduction to OER for Language Teachers by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, licensed under CC BY 4.0
The OER Starter Kit Workbook by Abbey Elder and Stacy Katz, licensed under CC BY 4.0
Open Textbook Publishing Orientation (PUB 101) by the Open Education Network, licensed under CC BY 4.0
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