Adoption of an open text applies when you opt to use the text "as-is". You choose to take the text and use it, without making any changes to it.
When you find an open text that you wish to use, but you also want to change it to suit your local conditions (such as Australianising the text, adding images that are more relevant to your students etc) this is known as Adapting an open text. Adapting open textbooks is covered in the next section of this LibGuide.
Read the text, and make a decision about its content. Will you be able to use it "as-is", or will you need to modify it in any way? If you wish to remix, rearrange, rewrite, update, Australianise the language, or add content to it, refer to the Adapting Open Textbooks tab of this Guide
Check that the textbook has a Creative Commons license, that you fully understand the license conditions (including attribution requirements), and are able to comply with them
Title: Adoption Guide
Author: Lauri M. Aesoph
Publication date: 2017, 2019 (update)
Theme: A reference for instructors, institutions, and students on adopting open textbooks
Options: Download or read book online
Attribution: Adoption Guide - 2nd Edition by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted