Adopting an open textbook refers to the process in which an instructor designates a specific resource as a required or recommended resources for a course.
If you’re approaching a remix project for the first time, a good rule of thumb is to approach it incrementally. While it may be tempting to make a number of major changes at once, an open textbook is a living resource that can be revisited. These are the basic steps involved in adapting a textbook:
Modifying an open textbook: what you need to know by Cheryl Cuillier, Amy Hofer, Annie Johnson, Kathleen Labadorf, Karen Lauritsen, Peter Potter, Richard Saunders, Anita Walz, November 2016 is licensed with Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
If you are going to use your chosen textbook with no alterations, you need only keep the license that it came with.
If you are going to alter, adapt, change or add the contents, you'll need to:
Open textbooks are typically distributed online through a platform like Penn College's P.L.A.T.O., however they can also be produced in print format at low cost and made available through a college bookstore.