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Not all OERs are created equal, and not all will meet your classroom needs. Here are some resources to consult when evaluating potential OER material for your class.
Achieve OER Rubrics
Achieve.org offers these eight rubrics that consider quality, potential efficacy, and accessibility of materials. The rubrics are available in a downloadable .pdf format.
Checklist for Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER)
Printable checklist created by Austin Community College. Faculty can print and consult this list when considering materials for their classes.
"Checklist for Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER)" by ACC Office of Instructional & Faculty Development is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Here, Affordable Learning Georgia offers 6 selection criteria for choosing open textbooks.
Enhancing Teacher Education through OER: Criteria for Evaluating OER
This Word doc is part of an online course that guides instructors through the process of finding and implementing OERs. This is a concise list of points to consider when selecting OERs.
These articles, sites, and other resources offer valuable tips for implementing OER in your courses.
How Can Faculty Use OERs?