13 Writing an open text by yourself or with colleagues

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You’ve decided to write an open textbook! You have been brainstorming for years with your colleagues about what a customized text for your course would look like. Now you have the tools and support to do it either alone or as a team. You know exactly what content you want to make available to your students and you’re more than happy to put the time into compiling it. You’re confident that once you build your text, it’ll align more closely with your class learning objectives than any other text could – and it won’t cover unnecessary content, allowing students to see even more value in it. You take a look through the example texts delivered in Pressbooks and feel confident that you can create engaging materials specific to your courses. You’ve read that anyone at IU can use Pressbooks right away, so you visit pressbooks.iu.edu, log in, and start thinking about how you’ll write your book.

As you’re checking out Pressbooks you think about how much your students will save, and you feel great! You’ve done your part to make higher education more affordable, and you couldn’t be happier.

 Write and adopt an open eText

1. Explore example textbooks already delivered in Pressbooks: Pressbooks at IU demo catalogUniversity of Wisconsin Pressbooks

2. Reach out to your campus Open Educational Resources (OER) services for creation advice

3. Log into Pressbooks at IU and create your first text.

4. When you’re ready, share your text wherever you choose.


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