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Open Educational Resources (OER)

An everevolving guide to assist faculty in finding and using OER

CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology and promoting essential student skills.

The CETL staff can help with course design, so please contact the CETL for help with incorporating OER into new or current courses you teach.

Rubrics and Evaluation Tools

In addition to keeping the 5Rs (Retain. Reuse. Revise. Remix. Redistribute) in mind when adopting, adapting or building OER resources and courses, using rubrics or other evaluative tools to measure effectiveness, accessibility and alignment to student learning outcomes are key.  Linked below are several examples of rubrics. Some of the example rubrics are designed to evaluate overall OER courses and not individual OER course materials.

Tools for remixing content

Criteria for Evaluating an OER

Consider the following factors when selecting Open Education Resources to adapt or adopt:

  • Accuracy / Quality of Content 
  • Relevance
  • Production Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Interactivity
  • Cultural Relevance & Sensitivity
  • Licensing
  • Ease of Adaptability

Attribution

Creative Commons License

This guide page is adapted from: "Open Educational Resources: Create" by Northwestern Michigan College Library is licensed under CC BY 4.0