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Evaluating OER 
Questions to ask about the OER you are thinking of using.
Rubric Code: L9WC6X
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Subject: (General)  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Undergraduate, Graduate


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Questions to ask about the OER you are thinking of using
  Poor

Is not of good quality or poorly defined. Use this if it does not meet your requirements.

0 pts

Unknown

This is not easily defined or assessed.

1 pts

Good

This is of good quality and is well defined. Good OER to use.

2 pts

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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  • Open Educational Resources, OER, Open Education, open textbook

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