This is one of many support guides from BCcampus Open Education. It is designed to supplement our main resource: the Self-Publishing Guide.
Individuals using this guide, might also find the BCcampus Open Education Pressbooks Guide useful.
Welcome to the BCcampus Open Education Adaptation Guide. This support resource covers how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits an instructor’s course needs. The guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.
This guide is an ongoing resource to which information will be updated as needed. Each chapter includes a “Last update” posted at the top of the page.
BCcampus Open Education began in 2012 as the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of open textbooks and other OER. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adapt and evolve their teaching and learning practices to enable powerful learning opportunities for the students of B.C. BCcampus Open Education is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.
Open educational resources (OER) are defined as teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them. Our support resources are openly licensed using a Creative Commons licence, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or as printed books that are available at cost.
For more information about open education in British Columbia, please visit the BCcampus Open Education website.