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Criteria for Evaluating OER

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

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


Rubrics, Checklists & 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.



iRubric is an interactive rubric building, sharing and grading system capable of measuring student learning outcomes as well as many other assessment and evaluation needs. iRubric's extensive gallery of user-generated rubrics, educators will save valuable time by building and re-purposing rubrics to fit their needs.

Some of the information on this page came from the LibGuide "Open Educational Resources (OER) by Benjamin Andrus (Binghamton University, SUNY).