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Open Educational Resources: Evaluating OER

Resources for evaluating OER

OER repositories with quality checks

OER Checklist

As with any information source, you should evaluate OER to assess their currency, reliability, authority and purpose. 

This checklist will assist you to determine whether the OER you have found is appropriate for your needs. For a more comprehensive evaluation, refer to the tools in the box below.



Is the resource licensed for open use?

Does the license allow for educational reuse?

Does the license allow for modification and adaption?

Is the resource in the public domain?



Is the resource appropriately current?

The content of the resource is accurate?



The quality of the resource appears to be professionally produced?

The audio, video and images are of a high quality?

The resource is easy to use?

The resource is clear and easy to understand?

The interface is easy to navigate?



The creator is identified on the resource?

The creator is reputable?



Audio and video resources have a transcript or subtitle?

Alternative formats are available if required (Word document or PDF)?



The resource is aligned with the subject's objectives?

The resource is aimed at the appropriate level for your students?


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