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Open Educational Resoures (OER): Evaluating OER

Criteria for Evaluation

Consider the following factors when selecting Open Education Resources to adapt or adopt:

  • Accuracy / Quality of Content 
  • Relevance
  • Production Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Interactivity
  • Cultural Relevance & Sensitivity
  • Licensing
  • 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.