Open Educational Resources Community of Learning

Module 1: Example of OER Developed with Students


  • Students can play a significant role in creating and improving OER - from simple assignments to full textbooks.
  • One example from Plymouth State University includes students working together to find public-domain materials, write topic introductions, craft discussion forum prompts, and create assignments to go along with the materials to create a full OER textbook.
  • The result became The Open Anthology of Early American Literature.

Screenshot of Open Education Anthology of Earlier American Literature

Source: Open Education Anthology of Early American Literature, edited by Timothy Robbins, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.