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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Tools for Remixing OER

The tools below are useful for editing OER:

There are three important steps involved with adapting an OER for your class:

1. Find an OER you want to reuse.

eCampusOntario's Open Library is a great place to start if you are looking for textbooks.

There are a number of rubrics available to help you choose an OER, here are a few evaluation tools to consider:

Visit the "Find OER by Subject" section of this guide to find OER specific to your program area.

2. Check the licensing to see if you can alter the OER.

Every OER will outline the permissions granted for its reuse. Frequently, a Creative Commons licence is attached to OER:

It is important to make sure the Creative Commons licence does not have a "No Derivatives (ND)" designation, this means you cannot alter the material.  Make sure you provide any attributions that may be required by the licence or creator.

3. Contact your campus library for advice and options on how to move forward with altering the OER.

Your campus library can advise you on how to get started and move through the editing process. We can help connect you with the right contacts, assist you with software, such as Pressbooks, and our Exploratory Digital Media Lab can provide equipment and space so you can create your own content.

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