Open Education

What Publishing Tool is Right for You?

There are dozens of tools available for authoring, publishing, and sharing your OER. Consider the following questions when selecting a tool:

1. What technology platforms am I already comfortable using? Do I want to learn to use a new tool as I author my OER?

2. What technology platforms are my audience most comfortable using? Will authoring or publishing in a particular platform require them to learn a new tool?

3. If someone wants to reuse or adapt my content, will it be simple for them to do that with the format(s) I've made available? 

4. Do I have budget to pay for access to a tool or for advanced features in an otherwise free tool?

OER can be in several Forms

Open Publishing Tools

Commercial E-book Publishers