Writing Your Open Textbook

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Rowling, Samara. 2022. "Writing Your Open Textbook." CAUL OER Collective Authors Community of Practice Meeting #4. Online 23 Aug 2022
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Writing Your Open Textbook

Presentation TypePresentation
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AuthorRowling, Samara
Year2022
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://www.caul.edu.au/events/oer-collective-academic-authors-community-practice-20224
Conference/EventCAUL OER Collective Authors Community of Practice Meeting #4
Event Details
CAUL OER Collective Authors Community of Practice Meeting #4
Event Date
23 Aug 2022
Event Location
Online
Abstract

In this 30-minute presentation for the 4th CAUL OER Collective Academic Authors Community of Practice meeting, I outline writing and design considerations for authoring an open textbook, based on my experience as an editor. This includes:
- choosing and applying style guides and style sheets
- structuring your open textbook
- writing and revising content
- writing the first draft
- creating and curating figures, images and multimedia
- creating interactive learning objects
- choosing and applying a Pressbooks theme/template
- creating a book cover.
This content is based on the CAUL OER Collective Publishing Workflow (https://caul.libguides.com/oer-collective-publishing-workflow), which I also authored.

Keywordsopen textbooks, writing, publishing, universities, Australia, CAUL
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461007. Open access
360299. Creative and professional writing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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