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Open Educational Resources (OER): OER Resources

This LibGuide provides resources on free and open educational resources in a variety of formats.

Common OER Sites

This is not an exhaustive list, there are many other platforms and OER materials discoverable with a simple google search on the subject area of your course. Please do some personal research and reach out if you have any questions.

Evaluating OER Resources

Tell us how the information directly addresses one or more of the class learning objectives?

Explain how the information is accurate or if there are major content errors,  omissions, spelling errors, and/or typos?
Explain how this material has been peer reviewed? Tell us if any reviewers are known experts in the field.  

Explain how the information is clear and understandable?
How does the layout and interface help users navigate this resource?
Do the design features enhance learning?
For multimedia resources, explore and discuss the quality of the audio and/or video content?

Discuss what formats the resource is available in. What alternative formats (e.g. .doc or .odf) are available?
For audio or video resources, is there a transcript or subtitles?

Discuss how the resource encourages active learning and class participation? If not, are you able to add that to the resource, explain how?
Discuss the resources assessment features. Are students able to test their understanding of the material (e.g. a video with embedded questions), explain how?

Does the license allow for educational reuse of the materials?
Does the license allow modifications or adaptations of the materials? If so, can you modify the resource to better fit the class objectives or encourage active learning?

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism:
Tell us how this resource contains diverse, underrepresented populations viewpoints, or key concepts or terms related to better understanding and DEIA cultural competence?  

OER rubric adapted and used with attribution from: