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Are you new to Open Educational Resources (OER)? New to the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis project (QUBES)? Or maybe you're neither but would like some guidance on submitting adapted resources through QUBES. Adapting a Resource is here to help! This module can be completed any time at your own pace. As completion of this module is required for select Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) participants from Spring 2021 forward, the module is written with an FMN participant as the primary audience. 

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Joining the Group

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Module Outline

After completing this module, you will be able to use the Adapting a Resource Knowledge Base Article to adhere to OER best practices when submitting adapted resources to the QUBES Resource Collection. This module will cover each step of the resource submission process in detail, highlighting connections between technical steps and best practices. The steps of the resource submission process and the topics of the module are outlined below:

  1. Licensing
  2. Getting Organized
  3. Adapting the Original
  4. Updating Content
  5. Describing Content
  6. Authorship
  7. Files & Licenses Revisited
  8. Distinguishing the Resource
  9. Review & Submission

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