Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au Last Updated: Jul 01, 2021 Views: 1
To evaluate the appropriateness of an OER, check:
- Suitability: Does it align with course or program learning outcomes?
- Licensing: Is the OER licensed for educational reuse, revision, remix or redistribution?
- Quality: Who is the creator? Are they reputable? Is the content accurate and up-to-date?
- Ease of use: Is the OER easy to use, accessible and available in alternative formats to assist a wide variety of learning styles?
The Evaluating page of the OER Toolkit also includes a simple checklist produced by the University of Queensland Library to help you quickly decide whether the OER is appropriate for your purposes. Note: OER should be referenced like any other source of information.
Should you require support or advice with any part of the OER process, contact your School Librarian.