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Criteria for Evaluation
Consider the following factors when selecting Open Education Resources to adapt or adopt:
- Accuracy / Quality of Content
- Production Quality
- Cultural Relevance & Sensitivity
- Ease of Adaptability
Sample Rubrics and Evaluation Tools
In addition to keeping the 5Rs (Retain. Reuse. Revise. Remix. Redistribute) in mind when adopting, adapting or building OER resources and courses, using rubrics or other evaluative tools to measure effectiveness, accessibility and alignment to student learning outcomes are key. Linked below are several examples of rubrics. Some of the example rubrics are designed to evaluate overall OER courses and not individual OER course materials.
Checklist for Evaluating OER
A checklist developed by ACC Instructional & Faculty Development Department for evaluating OER under consideration for adaption.
Achieve OER Rubrics
8 rubrics developed by Achieve.org to help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of Open Educational Resources (OER) to college- and career-ready standards and to determine other aspects of quality of OER.
OER Evaluation Criteria
From Affordable Learning Georgia a six component checklist for evaluating OER.
Pierce College Open Education Course Rubric
Developed by Pierce College for use by their faculty to evaluate open courses. This POP (Pierce Open Pathway) rubric is used to evaluate an overall course, not individual course materials.