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iRubric: Evaluating OER rubric

iRubric: Evaluating OER rubric

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Evaluating OER built by mcbrarian

Rubric Code: L9WC6X
Questions to ask about the OER you are thinking of using.
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Keywords: Open Educational Resources, OER, Open Education, open textbook
Categories: Subjects: (General)  
Types: Assessment  
Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate

Powered by iRubric OER Assessment Rubric
Questions to ask about the OER you are thinking of using
  Poor
0 pts Is not of good quality or poorly defined. Use this if it does not meet your requirements.
Unknown
1 pts This is not easily defined or assessed.
Good
2 pts This is of good quality and is well defined. Good OER to use.
NA
(N/A)
Creator knowledgable
2 pts Who is the creator and what kind of expertise and experience do they have?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Creator Authenticity
2 pts Are you reasonably certain that it is actually the work of the person claiming to be the author? (Not plagiarism or forgery.)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Creator Bias
2 pts What is the intended purpose? (Think educate/inform, sell something, entertain, change minds/behavior, even propaganda/hate speech)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Obvious Bias
2 pts Are there obvious signs of bias or agenda? (logical fallacies, weasel words, loaded language, inappropriate appeals to emotion, addressing only one side of an issue, conflicts of interest, etc.)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Organization Affiliation
2 pts What is the "hosting" organization and what kind of reputation do they have?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Organization Quality Control
2 pts Does the "hosting" organization conduct any sort of quality control? If so, what kind and how rigorous?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Quality Control Issues
2 pts Are there obvious signs of poor quality control? (misspellings, broken images, poor formatting, terrible design, etc.)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Organization Reputation
2 pts What is the "hosting" organization's reputation for bias and agenda?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Organization Affiliations
2 pts Are there any other "sponsors"? What is their reputation for bias and agenda?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Peer Reviewed
2 pts Has it been through peer review? (Others are post-prints that have been through peer review).
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Material(s) Currency
2 pts How recent or up-to-date is its content? (and how important is that to you?)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Platform Currency
2 pts How recent or up-to-date is its format or platform? (you don't want it to be too old or too new, or else some people won't be able to use it.)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Content Reviews
2 pts Are there ratings, reviews, or comments? If so, what can you learn from them?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Content Relevancy
2 pts Does the resource address your topic from the appropriate discipline or other perspective?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Quality of Information
2 pts How would you rate the quality of the information? (factual correctness, methodology, logic, etc.)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Meet Target Audience
2 pts Is the target audience appropriate for your use? (Think age group, educational level)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Licensing Status
2 pts What is its copyright and licensing status and how does that impact what you can do with it?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Accessibility (Human)
2 pts Is it accessible to people with disabilities? (Closed captions or transcripts for the Deaf, compatible with screen readers and text-to-speech for the sight-impaired.)
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Accessibility (Computer)
2 pts Is it accessible to people using older computers and slow internet connections?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA


Remix or Edit
2 pts If you want to remix it, is the source file available, and in a format that you can edit?
Poor


Unknown


Good


NA





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