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Creating OERs

After you find and evaluate OERs, you may choose to adopt or adapt an existing OER or create a new OER. Guides focusing on textbooks are available to help you through this process:

A Guide to Adopting an Open Textbook (BCcampus) is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to adopt an open textbook. This guide provides details on finding and evaluating textbooks, steps on adopting them, and the use of Creative Commons licenses.  

Adaption Guide (BCcampus) is a practical guide about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

Open Education Self-Publishing Guide (BCcampus) is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook. This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook.

Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know (Open Textbook Network) is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.

Authoring Open Textbooks (Open Textbook Network) is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Creating and Modifying Open Educational Resources is  a chapter-by-chapter informational tutorial for faculty and staff interested in creating or adapting open educational resources.

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Open Educational Resources guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


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