11 Edit existing textbook content with your students

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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 licenses 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 representative to start discussing your options, read more about faculty who’ve already edited content with their students, and brainstorm ideas for your new assignments.

 Remix existing with students

1. Explore your content options: Open Textbook Library, Merlot, OpenStax

2. Review existing case studies: Adapting an Open Textbook, from A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students

– See TEACHING GUIDE: EXPAND AN OPEN TEXTBOOK 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 LITERATURE for practical advice, an example syllabus, and example assignments

3. Contact your campus OER representatives and your campus teaching and learning center


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