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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Providing open license and useful materials for learning & teaching.

Evaluating Open Educational Resources

With so many freely available resources online, choosing an OER can be overwhelming. This checklist contains some suggestions for staff when choosing resources.

BCOER Rubric

  • Accuracy
    • ​Is the information accurate?  Are there major content errors or omissions?
    • Are there spelling errors to typos?
  • Relevance
    • Does the information directly address one or more of the class objectives?
  • Production Quality
    • Is the information clear and understandable?
    • Is the layout and interface easy to navigate?
    • Do the design features enhance learning?
    • For audio or video resources, is the sound quality high?
  • Accessibility
    • Is the resource available in alternative formats (e.g. docx)?
    • For audio or video resources, is there a transcript or subtitles?
  • Interactivity
    • Does the resource encourage active learning and class participation?
    • Are there opportunities of students to test their understanding of the material (e.g. a video with embedded questions?)
  • Licensing
    • Does the license allow for educational reuse of the materials?
    • Does the license allow modifications or adoptions of the materials?

BCOER Librarians.(2020). Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources.

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