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Use and Contribute to OER
THREE WAYS AN INSTRUCTOR CAN WORK WITH OER:
- Adopt -- e.g. use an Open Textbook as is to replace high cost materials
- Adapt -- e.g. based on class contexts, combine multiple OER (and add original open content)
- Author -- e.g. publish and license your own work as OER
This page provide links to some tools and examples for the three options.
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Adopt and Adapt an OER
ADOPT AND ADAPT AN OER
To adopt an OER as is, you can simply add the link to the syllabus and emphasize it's FREE or low-cost to buy a print.
Step-by-step guides for selecting and adopting an Open Textbook:
To modify an Open Textbook:
To publish your creative work as OER or adapt/remix OER into a new work, check if the OER to adapt or remix have any built-in authoring tools available from the repository. For example:
OER Common Open Author
If the OER were 1) originally composed by Open Author in OER Common, and 2) have been given use licenses that allow for their editing and remixing, you may use the "remix this resource" option to copy and edit an Open Author resource.
OpenStax - CNX - Creating new module
Has options to create a new module from scratch or create an adaption of existing module in the repository.