After you have found OER relevant to your course goals and learning objectives, there are a few considerations for ensuring successful adoption of the open materials into your teaching practice. Even though the evaluation and integration of the material into the course content is usually the responsibility of the faculty member, other campus stakeholders may be involved such as the textbook selection committee. Campus employees involved in the decision-making and delivery of instructional materials to students can support your adoption in different ways. Also, feedback from students on usability and access to learning resources is also an essential component of making a successful transition to OER.
By reusing existing learning materials, you can save time when you redesign your class. OER permits the use of source materials lawfully. You can adopt a book, adapt materials, or develop something new based on an existing resource.
This section of the website explains five necessary steps of adoption to help you successfully use a book or any other OER in your class.