Answered By: Andrea Dunn Last Updated: Mar 08, 2018 Views: 24
A “Revision” would be normal course maintenance… a routine update of some links or resources…a course “facelift”.
A “Conversion” would be an instance of a course that had materials that cost the University money, and now the course has been converted to all open resources, with a $0 cost. In many cases, accomplishing this requires a complete overhaul of the course – updating objectives, lessons, etc. Many times during an OER conversion a whole new text is being used, so the course is essentially being re-written for this new text. THIS is a full conversion.
Now with that said, we can have a “revision” that results in savings. Example: A course uses a text that cost money, but we found the same exact text online for free, so the “revision” was a simple text swap, but it still resulted in savings. We are tracking the savings on these “revisions”, but they do not need to be tracked in WorkZone. Only full OER conversions need to be tracked in WZ