Pressbooks, New Tool for Open Education Publishing

UW Madison has stepped up support for a campus tool to publish open education resources. Pressbooks is an open-source WordPress-based platform that lets users publish content to a variety of digital formats. Hosted by Unizin, Pressbooks provides a scalable solution to produce portable, reusable textbooks and educational content. The software may also be used to create lecture replacement modules for online or hybrid courses. Look for the ability to connect Pressbooks open education resources with Canvas course sites in Summer of 2017.

Examples of Pressbooks at UW Madison can be viewed online.  The new publishing tool was featured at a recent Active Learning Lab. Additional resources shared at the lab include videos and a step-by-step activity sheet.

School of Education faculty and staff are encouraged to join a Pressbooks user group to stay in touch with opportunities for hands-on training offered by campus partners.

To learn more, see OER resources posted by EDUCAUSE.  For information about open education resources at UW Madison including Pressbooks, please contact Jim Jonas or Angela Schiappacasse at MERIT.