Consider any modifications you may need to make to the content to ensure it is appropriate for your own course learning outcomes, assessment approaches as well as your teaching style. For example, you may wish to add, delete, re-order or re-mix the existing content.
The options availabe to you to edit and publish an existing open textbook or resource may vary depending on the platform or format in which the original item is made available.
|Original Format||Possible Editing Tools (web-based)||Possible Editing Tools (Desktop)|
|Word or Open Office||Google Docs, PressBooks||Microsoft Word, OpenOffice|
|Text||Google docs, PressBooks||Word, OpenOffice|
|HTML||Google Docs, PressBooks, Media Wiki||Dreamweaver, MS Expression Web|
Consistency is key: when modifying an existing textbook or resource, you need to ensure that the final product is consistent throughout to ensure a positive learning experience.
Before making any modifications review the existing textbook or resource and attempt to match all revised and new text, resources, layout and citation styles to that of the original work.
1. Language and tone:
3. Resource integration:
4. References and citation style: