You Can Modify an Open Textbook to Suit Your Needs

Because OERs are openly licensed, you’re free to adapt them to match the needs of your course curriculum or teaching format. Adapting an OER is a demanding process, but one you’ll be proud to accomplish. While no two projects will look the same, there are a few key steps that can guide you along the way.

How to Adapt

OER adaptation is one way to ensure that students get the specific information they need, regardless of how classes are delivered.

Before:

Check the licence and file format, select an editing tool, and conduct a style assessment.

During:

Consider teaching and learning specifics, then edit and revise.

After:

Select a licence, write all required attribution, adaptation, and copyright statements, publish and share.

Before:

Check the license and file format,
select an editing tool, and conduct
a style assessment.

During:

Consider teaching and learning
specifics, then edit and revise.

After:

Select a license, write all required
attribution, adaptation, and copyright
statements, publish and share.

 

We’ve gone into more detail on the process, and BCcampus has a great OER Adaptation Guide that will steer you through your project when you’re ready to get started.

Get Started

We’re also here to help you work through all parts of your project, from scoping, to project management, to help with editing tools and publication. Get in touch with us today to start the adaptation journey.

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Start from Scratch

Looking to create your own OER? Great news! We can assist you on your journey of starting an OER from scratch. Check out this great resource from the Rebus Community for a starting point, and get in touch with us with any questions along the way.

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