Book icon Evaluating OER

Instructors are often unsure about the quality of freely available resources. Several OER repositories provide in-depth reviews of the resource, often from experts in that field. These reviews help instructors quickly evaluate the depth, breadth, currency, and accuracy of the content in the OER.


Remember, evaluating OER isn’t different than evaluating traditional course materials! Use whatever rubrics or evaluation tools you normally would.


OER Librarians have created a rubric for Faculty Evaluating Open Educational Resources. Download the full rubric.


The OER Evaluation Checklist is another quick and easy-to-use tool for instructors interested in evaluating the quality and relevance of an OER.