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Open Education Resources (OER)

Evaluating OER

Things to consider when evaluating OER

When evaluating OER you can use some of the same criteria you would use when evaluating textbooks or learning materials that you would provide students, however, there are some additional things to consider:

  • Does the content cover the subject area and if not, is it licensed to allow revising/remixing with other content?
  • Is the content clearly written, accurate, and appropriate for the student's level of understanding?
  • Is the content accessible for all students?

Checklists and Rubrics


Along with evaluating the usefulness and quality of OER, you should also consider whether the format is accessible to student's with disabilities. Here are some resources for you to review when considering the accessibility of OER you plan to use or create.