Aloha, and welcome to the UH OER workshop!

A crucial part of supporting OER adoption at the University of Hawai'i is empowering individual faculty and staff to work with OER. This page includes tutorials, write ups, and information about free and open source software tools we are using to create together. The Web has made it possible for individuals to publish and share their work with the world. We believe that technology infrastructure is essential for "many [OER] flowers to bloom," and that openness in terms of content, code, and process is a driver of change.

Pressbooks

Pressbooks publishing software is available to UH-affiliated faculty and staff who want to begin adapting or publishing OER. Pressbooks offers a rich editing environment that supports:

  • Mobile-friendly online reading and editing
  • Web content accessibility features
  • Embedded practice and assessments with H5P
  • Annotation with Hypothes.is
  • LaTeX typesetting for scientific and technical content
  • Book exporting for print and e-readers
  • Easy editing of existing OER

Find out more at the UH Pressbooks development website.

A free software platform for working with OER content will soon be available to faculty and staff within the University of Hawai'i system. Find out how Pressbooks is a tool of choice for supporting OER content interoperability through open formats and Web standards.

What really goes into the making of open educational resources? We've created a print-ready handout that visually describes some of the key phases of OER production. A front-to-back look at making an textbook or course openly.

The UHM Outreach College funded a wave of OER grants for 2017/18, making it possible for faculty to publish their own OER textbooks, adapt OER from other authors, and build materials supporting their adoptions. Find out the latest here.