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Open Educational Resources (OER) for Educators

Adopt and adapt resources published with an open licence to enhance your teaching and increase student access to materials

Resources for creating OER

Having trouble finding existing OER in your area that you can adopt or adapt? Consider contributing to open educational practice by publishing your OER. Below we've listed resources and tools that you can use to help you with each step of the process.

Whole of process resources

Licensing your OER

Building your OER

Make your content discoverable

  • Contribute material to MERLOT - Online educational resources with their own URLs can be added to the MERLOT Collection by any MERLOT member
  • Refer to Finding OER for ideas of where you could make your OER available 

Australian OER textbook project

UWA Library is participating in the Council of Australian University Librarian (CAUL) OER Collective, a project with other universities across Australia and New Zealand to build capacity in open textbook publishing. OER Collective members publish open textbooks on Pressbooks – see the catalogue of open books published by Collective members. Please contact the Library if you are interested in publishing an open textbook, especially adapting an open text, to help us prepare for potential opportunities in 2025.


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