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.

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