Technically, authoring a new OER is like creating any other educational resource, except that you are publishing digitally and using an open license. There are, however, some good practices to keep in mind.
|Get it reviewed
|This should include both peer review to verify content and copy-editing for typos and other writing errors.
|Make it editable
|If you want others to be able to adapt and use your OER, be sure to make it available in a format like Word or Google Docs that is easier to edit. Pdfs can be very difficult to modify.
|Make it accessible
|Take the extra steps to be sure that your OER is accessible to people with disabilities.
|Make it discoverable
|There are many OER repositories and publishing platforms. Publishing in one of these will increase the likelihood of your OER being found and used.
|Make it open
License your work using a Creative Commons license so that your OER can be adapted and shared.
Identify and use the resources available at your institution.
With the H5P plugin, authors may create and edit interactive videos, activities, games and more. Content may be imported and exported. The H5P plugin is freely available. All that is needed to view or edit H5P content is a web browser.
Check out the H5P author guide to get started.
Example: Drag and Drog
Example: Branching Scenario
Most often, content is created using a word processing application like Microsoft Word or Google Docs and then imported into an application or publishing platform. Some publishing platforms have text editors. These include: