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Open Educational Resources @ UW Tacoma: Adapt or Create OER

Resources for adopting, adapting, and writing open educational resources (OER).

Get started adapting OER or creating from scratch.

Adapting OER

These resources outline processes and considerations for revising and remixing existing Open Educational Resources. For additional tools and resources, see the Copyright & Creative Commons and Toolkit tabs.

Creating OER

The links below include information on authoring your own Open Educational Resource, including working with students to create materials. For additional tools and resources (including information about publishing platforms), see the Copyright & Creative Commons and Toolkit tabs.

Planning Your ProjectThis workflow outlines the major points in the process of creating Open Educational Resources. Text-based descriptions are including in the Google Image (via link).This work was adapted by Abbey Elder (Iowa State University) from Production of OER by Billy Meinke and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College, licensed under a CC BY 4.0. International license. Click the image to view the flow chart in Google Illustrations.

Tools and Resources for Adapting or Creating OER

Publishing Platforms

There are a number of options available for publishing and hosting Open Educational Resources, including Google Drive, OER repositories, websites, and more. You can find information on two ebook publishing platforms available to UW faculty and staff below. For more information on these and other publishing options, contact an OER specialist.

Combining Creative Commons Licenses

Material from certain Creative Commons Licenses cannot be mixed together. Consult this chart for more information on which licenses may be used together, or click the image for text-based descriptions and explanations.

This chart shows when two different Creative Commons Licenses can be combined, and when they cannot. Follow the link for descriptions of when you can and can't combine certain materials.

"Can I combine material under different Creative Commons licenses in my work?" by Creative Commons is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Copyright & Creative Commons

Copyright & Creative Commons

Understanding the basics of copyright and open licenses is important when adopting, adapting, or creating Open Educational Resources. Get started by reviewing the materials below, or ask an OER specialist for more information.