1.) Click on the Open Textbooks Providers tab and search the different repositories for an Open Textbook. Does the Open Textbook Repository for your open textbook have an authoring platform you can use? e.g. The authoring platform for OpenStax is OpenStax CNX.
2.) Review the open textbook. Does the textbook match the learning objectives of your course?
3.) Evaluate the textbook using the Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Selection webpage or another open textbook evaluation checklist.
4.) Will you use the open textbook as is, or edit it?
5.) Are there supplementary resources? If not, does the library have resources that may supplement your open textbook?
6.) Distribute the open textbook to your students using Blazeview.
For information on open textbook platforms already in use at VSU click on the Open Textbooks @VSU tab.
If you need assistance in locating an open textbook or OERs, contact Deborah Van Petten at 229-245-3749 or email her at email@example.com.