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Tools for Adopting & Adapting OER
Below are some resources for adapting, creating, and sharing your own OER:
*Note: adapted from Kirkwood Community College Library's guide on open textbooks
Tools for OER Editing / Publishing
Sharing Your Own Educational Resources
and just haven't thought about them as resources you might be able to share! OER take the shape of different resources, including (but not limited to): You probably have already created potential OER
Syllabi and courses created
Videos/ tutorials on a specific topic
Tests, quizzes, and other assessments
Research assignments and activities
If you'd like to share one of your learning objects as an OER, think about the following:
Decide where they might go (general or disciplinary repository)
Find out what the requirements are to deposit them. Do they need to be in a specific format? What metadata entry is required?
Rank / evaluate your OER. What level is it intended for? Can you add instructions / tips on how you used it?
Craft metadata for the object. What terms can you use to make your OER more discoverable?
Licensing! Look at the
CC website to decide what’s right for you. What are your intentions for the object? If you are remixing several OER which were published under different licenses, use the
Creative Commons License Compatibility Wizard to help you determine whether there will be compatibility issues. Refer to
CC attribution guide and write appropriate citations for resources you used. The suggested citation format is: [Title] by [Author], used under [CC BY License]