5 Adopt, Adapt or Develop

Using or developing OER could involve:

  • Adopting a OER for use in a class (using it “as is”)
  • Adapting a OER (taking an existing OER and customizing it for your own teaching)
  • Developing OER (make something new and put it in the commons)

For adapting or adopting OER, there are a number of catalogues of OER that have been developed.  A few of these are:

There are a number of places you can find OER.  A few include:

BC Campus Open Textbooks – https://open.bccampus.ca/browse-our-collection/find-open-textbooks/
Open Textbook Library – https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
eCampus Ontario – https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/
OER Commons – https://www.oercommons.org/
Open Stax – https://openstax.org/subjects
Open Textbook Library – https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
You can also speak with TRU’s Librarians and get help.  Contact is at https://libguides.tru.ca/oer

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