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Open Educational Resources (OERs): Steps to adopting an OER
For more tips on finding the right textbook, check out this video from Open Textbook Library:
Review and evaluate
See if it matches your criteria based on content, presentation, online accessibility, production options, platform compatibility, delivery options, interactivity, consistency between online and printed versions, and available supplementary material (test banks, PowerPoints, etc.).
Consider the following:
Access & Diversity
Search Functionality & Browsing
Licensing & Permissions
These Open Education Resource Rubric can guide you further:
One of the benefits of open textbooks is flexibility to modify and customize them for specific course designs as much or as little as you desire. If you want to make edits or append content, make sure the Creative Commons licence allows for that (every CC licence except the non-derivative licence allows for modifications).
You can find further advice on how to customize an open textbook in this guide by Lauri M. Aesoph, available from BC Campus Open Education: