“The term, adaptation, is commonly used to describe the process of making changes to an existing work.”
Definition of "Adapt" by Lauri M. Aesoph in How to adapt an Open Textbook, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
One of the most appealing features of OER is the opportunity to customize content for local and individual course and learning goals. Why adapt an OER? Consider these possibilities:
Address a particular teaching style or learning style
Adjust for a different grade or course level
Address diversity needs
Meet a cultural, regional, or national preference
Make the material more accessible for people with disabilities
Add material contributed by students or material suggested by students
Translate the material into another language
Correct errors or inaccuracies
Update the book with current information
Add more media or links to other resources
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The 'How To's' of OER Commons" by ISKE, licensed under CC By 2.0.
When adapting or creating OER, you’ll want to consider questions about licensing. Remember to properly attribute all content that you’ve adapted. According to CC best practices, proper attribution includes: . TASL
Explore our Creative Commons Licenses guide.
Explore CC Best Practices for Attribution.
Explore CC License Compatibility and Remixing Guidelines.
Explore tools like the
Open Attribution Builder