Whether you have a homegrown course "packet" or aspire to create an entire textbook, Rod Library can support you in creating, licensing, and sharing materials that you intend to be free of charge. This includes modifying existing materials that are openly-licensed. Details: https://guides.lib.uni.edu/oer/authoring
Below are selected Open Educational Resources (OER) in education, with an emphasis on resources used by other Iowa colleges/universities as well as textbooks reviewed in the Open Textbook Library or by relevant associations. Some free resources may be included that aren't technically OER because they do not have open licenses. Be sure to evaluate each resource for quality and usage rights.
For more, use the Find Open Textbooks tab on the left side of this guide. Rod Library's OneSearch also includes some open textbooks as well as licensed ebooks; note that if you plan to use a library-licensed ebook for a course, you need to notify your liaison librarian well in advance (more on textbooks & library ebooks).
Cummings-Clay, D. (2020). Impact of OER in teacher education. Open Praxis, 12(4), 541–554. http://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.12.4.1112
Thompson, L., Lantz, J., & Sullivan, B. (2019). Pre-service teacher awareness of Open Educational Resources. The International Journal of Open Educational Resources, 1(2), 25059. https://www.ijoer.org/pre-service-teacher-awareness-of-open-educational-resources/
Van Allen, J., & Katz, S. (2019). Developing open practices in teacher education: An example of integrating OER and developing renewable assignments. Open Praxis, 11(3), 311-319. https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.11.3.972