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OER Information: Selection Criteria & Evaluation of OER

OER information

Steps to OER

OER & Accessibility

These resources on accessibility may be helpful when considering adopting or adapting OER for your courses.

OER Evaluation Tools

"5Rs image" by David Wiley, Lumen Learning is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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.

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


This guide page is adapted from: "Open Educational Resources" by Carrie Gits with Austin Community College Library Services and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License