Tools for Finding OER

BCOEL resources and tools for finding open education resources and assessing OER repositories.

OER Repository Rubric

The Open Education Resource Repository (OERR) rubric [PDF] was developed by BCOEL to provide a process for 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 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 levelled system (e.g. Level 3 – highest rating).