10 Adopting an existing free text

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You’ve got a little extra time to do some research, and the price is right, so you start digging into free digital textbook offerings. You learn that you’re most likely looking for , or — resources with licenses that allow them to be freely shared (and sometimes even edited). 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.

 Adopt an

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

2. Contact your campus OER representatives


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