With all of the OER available, finding something should not be too hard. Determining whether what you found is the right OER for your needs is where you might need to put more time and effort. Use the questions below to help evaluate whether the OER you found is right for your course.
"How to Find and Evaluate OER" by Abbey Elder is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 International license.
Before you search for OER, ask yourself what your goals are for the OER in your course.
Once you know what you want out of an OER, ask yourself how well an OER matches with your needs and your students needs.
Evaluating the quality of an OER isn't that different from evaluating textbooks or materials from traditional publishers, but there are some resources that can help you out.
Finally, ask yourself questions about the experience students will have using the OER.
This guide was created by Dr. Meredith Heath Boulden on behalf of the University of Memphis Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted. This guide is currently maintained by Carl Hess.