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Criteria For Evaluating OER

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

California Open Online Library (COOL4Ed), a repository of low-cost, peer reviewed open textbooks for the top 50 college courses.




OpenOregon - Course Material Best Practices

Faculty Checklist for Evaluating Course Materials

Course Materials Adoption Best Pracitices

Student Checklist for Evaluating Course Materials

Administration Checklist for Evaluating Course Materials

How do you know a commercial platform marketing itself as OER is legitimate?

If you have questions about commercial platforms marketing themselves as OER or as support for OER, below is a open spreadsheet created and maintained at Iowa State University, Parks Library by Abbey Elder, the Open Access & Scholarly Communications Librarian. 

Commercial Platforms that Utilize Open Educational Resources: A Crowdsourced Tool for Sharing Information and Assessing Products

"The tool is a Google Spreadsheet and it is open to edit, so anyone can update information, add platforms to the list, or even add new sheets."
The RISE Framework: Using Learning Analytics to Automatically Identify Open Educational Resources for Continuous Improvement

From the abstract: 

"The RISE (Resource Inspection, Selection, and Enhancement) Framework is a framework supporting the continuous improvement of open educational resources (OER).  The framework is an automated process that identifies learning resources that should be evaluated and either eliminated or improved." 



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