Choosing to use an OER is an important decision. You want to ensure that you are using the best quality resource. Many OER repositories or search engines offer some form of faculty or peer review for the resources, but you may want to complete your own evaluation of the resource. For that reason we have listed common factors to consider when evaluating OERs:
Several non-profits and other similar organizations have created rubrics to assist potential OER users in evaluating these resources. Below are several examples of rubrics that can be used to determine the appropriateness of an OER.