Building a Team
This video starts with the beginning of the process—building the project team that will create your open textbook. Writing open textbooks are rarely a solo effort. It takes a team to develop, create, and share the resource.
This video focuses on the process of scoping out an open textbook project, including details of your audience, subject, and team, as well as an outline of themes and timelines.
This video covers the many different kinds of editing that are involved in making open textbooks, from structural and project editing through copyediting and proofreading.
Testing and Feedback
This video addresses using feedback to improve the quality and usability of open textbooks.
This video covers steps necessary to release an open textbook, from formatting and final proofreading to making the OER available for adoption and print-on-demand.
Maintenance & Improvements
This video addresses what can happen after an open textbook has been released into the world and is adopted and used by teachers and learners. This includes everything from fixing typos and broken links to major revisions and additions that can lead to the release of new edition.
Leading a Team
This video follows up on what to do once your team starts coming together—who you need, how to involve them, and what you can do to support their work and enthusiasm. It explores roles for instructional designers, librarians, students, and more.
This video addresses the processes of creating open textbook content, including creating a voice, planning for accessibility, and sustaining content development.
This video covers the process of peer review, an important step in assuring content quality and academic credibility for open textbooks.
This video addresses the processes and purposes of marketing and promoting open textbooks.
This video covers the multiple steps involved in setting up your open textbook for adoption and use by teachers and learners, including tracking use in various contexts.