The BCOEL working group has created a useful rubric for instructors, librarians, educational technologists, and students and anyone else using open educational resources (OER) to evaluate the quality of the OER collections available to them.

By evaluating the following criteria, you can assess an open educational resource repository to identify opportunities to improve the open resources available to your institution:

  • Authority
  • Audience
  • Access and Diversity
  • User-friendliness
  • Subject Coverage
  • Search Functional and Browsing
  • Media Type
  • Licensing and Permissions

Assess an OER collection with the Open Education Resource Repository Rubric

Open Oregon Educational Resources has developed three checklists–each designed for a specific user type–to evaluate individual course materials such as open textbooks.