Just like with traditional publisher textbooks, there is a process of resource adoption and communication that must occur at WHCL whenever you decide to change or update your required course materials. You will want to make sure both your learning area and department are aware that you'd like to adopt an OER and then you will need to go through the process illustrated in this OER adoption flow chart (Link to PDF on other page). The adoption process will have you working closely with the library who will inform the bookstore of your change, but always double check that the required course materials are listed correctly on the bookstore's website.
- How does OER help students and faculty?
- My books are expensive. What can I do to spend less?
- What is the difference between OER and ZTC?
- [Faculty] Am I required to inform the campus bookstore or the learning area when I switch to OER to replace a traditional textbook?
- [Faculty] Are we giving up quality when transitioning from using textbooks from publishers, like Pearson or Cengage, to using only OER?
- [Faculty] Can I use OER with Canvas?
- [Faculty] How can I know that the OER I select will be kept up-to-date and accurate?
- [Faculty] How do I know if a resource has an open license?
- [Faculty] How do I know if a resource is considered OER?
- [Faculty] I want to know what OER other instructors are using at other institutions. Can I find this out?