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Open Educational Resources and Affordable Learning: Find & Evaluate OER

A guide to discovering, evaluating, and using low cost textbooks and other course materials.

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS)

Find OER Content

Evaluate OER

Like any textbook or course material, OERs vary in quality. Take some time to evaluate the content in the same ways you currently assess content to include in your courses. 

Because OER are often digital materials, it may be helpful to use an OER-specific evaluation rubric such as the BC Campus Evaluation Criteria (see image below), Open Textbook Network Rubric, or the Affordable Learning Georgia Criteria.

Image of BCCampus OER Evaluation form

[Image from Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources at BCcampus, CC BY 4.0]