Yes, this is the right forum.
To be qualified to develop a course, in my opinion, you need more than to simply have read a couple of books. You need to have experience in the subject matter.
You do not have to reference material you have learned from. I have learned from hundreds of books, it would drive people crazy if I felt a need to mention all of them. However, I do refer people to books that are foundational of a field of knowledge. For example, I teach a course on Lean Management and I refer to The Machine that Changed the World, The Toyota Way, and the books of Shigeo Shingo because I feel that these are essential sources of knowledge in this field. I am not refering to them because I am copying their material, but rather because a student who really want to know this field should read those books.
Learning from and referring to a source is not copyright infringement and does not result in any financial obligation to the original author. But.... DON'T COPY. Learn from. There is a big difference.
Lawrence M. Miller