Resources for Academic Content Developers

If you are a partner developing an OPEN course, or you would like to become a partner, please click the following links to view guidelines for OPEN course development:

  • CC BY Guidelines: These guidelines demonstrate the program's expectations for using openly-licensed materials in courses.
  • CC BY Manual: This manual is intended to help course developers to properly use and attribute Open Educational Resources (OERs) in OPEN courses.
  • Instructional Design Standards: These guidelines explain program expectations for creating courses that are accessible to the program's audience and support the goals of the program.
  • TESOL Content Standards: These guidelines are intended to help course developers to create courses that meet the unique pedagogical and cultural needs of the OPEN Program.
  • MOOC Guidelines: These guidelines explain program expectations for creating massive open online courses (MOOCs) that meet the goals of the program.