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Here are a few steps you might take in the evaluation process. If this process seems lengthy, think about the process you follow to review textbooks and other materials for your course. You can use a similar or modified evaluation process to that.
Does this OER cover the content you'd like your students to learn in this course or module?
How accessible is this content? Will it be accessible for your students or is it too technical? Or, vice versa, is it robust and challenging enough for your students?
How can you use the content? Verify the license that the resource is under. Can you remix or revise the OER as long as it isn't for commercial purposes? Who do you have to credit if you use it? Will you be able to use it? For more help with this, please contact a librarian or read more about our resources.
Once you determine how you can use the OER, what would you like to do with it? Does only a portion of it apply to your class? Would you possibly want to combine this OER with another OER or resource? Does the library have access to articles that could act as supplemental readings? (For more information, please contact a librarian).
As you collect more OER and other resources, save them in a central location. Take note of how you envision using them. Align these resources with the learning objectives and weekly lessons on your syllabus in order to identify gaps.
Created by ACHIEVE.org, this rubric is meant as a ready reference for evaluation of an OER. See also the related content listed at the end of the record. The pdf is located here: https://www.achieve.org/files/AchieveOERRubrics.pdf
Created in response to the 2018 University System of Georgia (USG) Survey on Open Educational Resources, a pivotal needs assessment document for planning the future of the Affordable Learning Georgia initiative within the USG. These criteria also adapt information from the QM Higher Education Specific Review Standards and the BCcampus Self Publishing Guide (CC BY 4.0). In order to maintain a focus on quality within these standards, the openness of the materials (such as the Creative Commons license applied to the materials or whether they reside in the Public Domain) is not included within the quality criteria.