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Open Education Resources: Adapt OER

Adapt OER by

  • Revising: Altering the textual content or media in an OER
  • Adding: Including new (previously unlicensed) textual content or media in an OER
  • Remixing: Combining two or more existing OER

From Say it like you mean it: Describing revision and remixing of OER, by Billy Meinke, licensed under CC-BY 4.0.

Why adapt OER?

Adapt OER to:

  • Save time by mixing in OERs with your own material
  • Make the OER more accessible for students with disabilities
  • Increase relevance with local examples or case studies
  • Update material with the latest research
  • Correct errors or inaccuracies
  • Customize the OER for different learning outcomes or audiences

Adapted from article: Why remix an Open Educational Resource? by Liam Green-Hughes, licensed under CC-BY 2.0 UK.

How to adapt OER

Attribution statements for adapted OER

By revising, adding to, or remixing OER, you create a derivative work. You will need to attribute the original work(s), and list the changes you have made. The BCcampus' Faculty OER Toolkit chapter on Keeping Track of Changes includes sample provenance documents to help you track changes and attributions as you adapt OER.

Remixing and licensing your OER

This two-part series by The Orange Grove Repository explores licensing questions you may have when revising and remixing OER.

Part 1 looks at how to select OER to use, and how to license a derivative work.

Part 2 looks at remixing material from OER with different Creative Commons licenses.

Content by Vancouver Community College Library is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License