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Evaluating OER

Evaluating OER

Goldman, Jaime M., "How the NSU Libraries Can Support Faculty OER Initiatives at Nova Southeastern University" (2019). Alvin Sherman Library Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia. 32.

OER Evaluation Tools & Resources

OER Evaluation Tools & Resources

OER and Accessibility lists a multitude of resources on evaluating and finding OERs, specifically through MERLOT II.
BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit provides information on evaluating and creating open textbooks, including a checklist for accessibility.  
Accessibility Module outlines how to evaluate and create accessible video, images, course materials, and textbooks.
Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool analyzes websites to determine if they meet accessibility guidelines.
•Evaluation Rubrics, Checklist and Tools (from
• has developed eight OER rubrics as well as an evaluation tool to help users determine the degree of alignment of OER to the Common Core State Standards, and aspects of quality of OER. More OER Rubrics training materials can be found through website.
•This handbook will guide a user through the process of evaluating an online resources using Achieve OER Evaluation Tool, which is hosted on
•Questions to ask about the OER you are thinking of using. This rubric is developed by Sarah Morehouse with help from Mark McBride, Kathleen Stone, and Beth Burns is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
•A short checklist to complete when evaluating an OER.
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