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OER & ZTC: Evaluating OER

What Makes a "Good" OER

When considering an OER for a course, there are a few things to consider.  Just like selecting a textbook, you should evaluate the OER to make sure it is meeting the needs of the course, yourself, your students, and our institution.  Achieve, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization, has established rubrics for evaluating OER, and these rubrics are used in the OER Commons website to evaluate OER.  They have identified eight areas to consider (see below).

ASCCC OERI Resources

The ASCCC OERI website contains a wealth of resources for California Community College OER developers and users. 

Check out the following OER evaluation and accessibility resources: 

Webinars & Events (includes information about upcoming ASCCC OER webinars and events, and an extensive archive of recorded webinars)