Phares, D. (2021, July 6). Adopt of Adapt. CC BY 4.0.
FIND resources by searching in the repositories listed on this guide or titles listed under subject-specific materials.
ASSESS potential course material by evaluating its accuracy, clarity, relative absence of errors, coverage of the subject matter, how well it meets learning outcomes, how accessible it is to all students, how diverse, equitable, and inclusive the material is, and what license is attached to the material.
ADOPT and distribute to your classes.
ADAPT existing materials by editing, reordering, combing, revising or remixing them--making sure you abide by the terms of their licenses.
One of the benefits of using an openly licensed textbook or other education resource is that you are free to adapt it to fir your needs. In other words, you can adjust the educational resources to fit your course curriculum, not the other way around. Other reasons for revising an existing open work be to:
Adapted from Aesoph, L. M. (2016), Reasons to Adapt an Open Textbook, In Adaptation Guide. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, with some material based on: WikiEducator. (2008). Adapt, In OER Handbook for Educators and Green-Hughes (n.d.). Why Remix Open Educational Resources? both under a CC-BY license..