Tools for Finding OER

BCOEL has developed a set of resources and tools for finding open education resources and assessing OER repositories.

Open Education Resource Repository Rubric

The Open Education Resource Repository (OERR) rubric (PDF) was developed by BCOEL to provide a process of evaluating open education resource repositories. There are numerous sources of open education materials available; however, understanding which spaces to begin searching for these materials can be daunting. The rubric was developed to evaluate open education resources repositories (OERR) in the following areas:

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

The rubric sets out a definition for each area and an evaluation based on a leveled system (e.g. Level 3 – highest rating).

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