You start digging into editable content options and you learn that you’re most likely looking for , or , with licences allowing remixing. You read up on the different Creative Commons licensesopens in a new window used with OERs to get a sense what you can do with open content and, curious what’s out there, skim through some popular repositories:
You’re thrilled to see that there are many well-reviewed OER etexts available, and you’re ready to take the next step! Already excited about the amount of money you’ll be saving your students next semester, you start drafting an email to your campus OER representativeopens in a new window to start discussing your options, read more about faculty who’ve already edited content with their studentsopens in a new window, and brainstorm ideas for your new assignments.
Remix existing with students
– See TEACHING GUIDE: EXPAND AN OPEN TEXTBOOKopens in a new window for a teaching guide intended for instructors wishing to expand an existing open textbook
– See the latter half of the chapter CASE STUDY: EXPANDING THE OPEN ANTHOLOGY OF EARLIER AMERICAN LITERATUREopens in a new window for practical advice, an example syllabus, and example assignments
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- A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Studentsopens in a new window
- Open Educational Resources (OER) services at IUopens in a new window
- EDUCAUSE OER resource libraryopens in a new window
- UNESCO OER resource webpageopens in a new window
- Pressbooks at IUopens in a new window
- Pressbooks at IU demo catalogopens in a new window
- University of Wisconsin Pressbooksopens in a new window
Freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Freely shareable digital textbooks are just one example of OERs.