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How do I adopt open textbooks?
In order to provide open textbooks to your students as alternatives to the textbooks they need to purchase, complete the following steps:
- Search for and examine the textbooks that are available through the various Open Textbook sources
- If you do find open textbooks that sound appropriate for your course, you will next need to review and evaluate both the content and quality of the material to ensure it will meet your needs. Several guides are available detailing how to evaluation Open Education Resources.
- One of the benefits of open textbooks is you can use them as is, or customize them for specific course to meet both your teaching style and content needs. You do need to make sure the licensing will allow you to make edits or add content - this will depend on the source of the textbook. You can use the following guides to evaluate the open textbooks you are considering:
- From BC Open Campus
- from the Community College Consortium on Open Educational Resources.
See also: Six Steps to Modifying an Open Textbook