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Open Educational Resources: Evaluation & Quality of OERs

This LibGuide provides information relevant to open educational resources and open access. Please also take a look at the LibGuide on MOOCs

What Makes a Good OER ?

A good OER includes basically the following:

  • being findable - it can be in multiple locations
  • clearly described
  • clearly licensed (normally through Creative Commons)
  • from a reputable source
  • easy to modify (if permitted in terms of the license)
  • free-standing, that is, it does not assume knowledge of other resources
  • free if copyright content
  • being used by or recommended by peers and colleagues

Sourced from: The Open University. OpenLearn. Creating open educational resources. What makes a good OER?